Punorama or the Best of the Worst. Selects with Introduction). Published by Gloucestershire: The Whittington Press (1974). ISBN 10: 0950215961 ISBN 13: 9780950215969.
Punorama or the Best of the Worst.
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Hillier, Bevis 1940–PERSONAL:Born March 28, 1940, in Redhill, Surrey, England; immigrated to the United . Compiler and author of introduction) Punorama; or, The Best of the Worst: Victorian Puns, illustrated by Peter Mackarell, Whittington Press (Andoversford, England), 1974.
Hillier, Bevis 1940–PERSONAL:Born March 28, 1940, in Redhill, Surrey, England; immigrated to the United States, 1984; son of Jack Ronald (an author) and Mary Louise (an author) Hillier. Education: Attended Magdalen College, Oxford, 1959-62. The Decorative Arts of the Forties and Fifties: Austerity Binge, . Potter (New York, NY), 1975, published as Austerity Binge: The Decorative Arts of the Forties and Fifties, Studio Vista (London, England), 1975.
The final, admirable volume of Bevis Hillier's life of John Betjeman safely . A biography this good abolishes time in its own way, and triumphantly ensures Betjeman's survival.
The final, admirable volume of Bevis Hillier's life of John Betjeman safely instals the poet in the national pantheon. Perhaps because of the time Hillier has spent on the project, a Proustian wistfulness pervades this final volume. The acknowledgements resemble a necrology, listing the illustrious dead who have expired since confiding in him; he mentions his debt to his own parents, who were only able to read 'some of the chapters'. But the book never succumbs to fatigue or to the doomed misery of its sick, elderly subject.
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Magazine article The Spectator. Books of the Year - Bevis Hillier. Magazine article The Spectator. Bennett contributes a nostalgic foreword. Near the end of the book are pages of interest to those who relish filthy limericks. Try 'There was a young bird of St Hilda's').
My only criticism of this book would be Burleigh’s tone at times. He refers to people he disagrees with as disgraceful, ghastly , or often worse.
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