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Summary

Over 100 years since it was first published Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow addresses subjects which are still relevant today – perhaps more so! Being hard up, being in the blues and being in love are just some aspects of the human condition on which Jerome K. Jerome reflects in his unique whimsical fashion. These insights are not given for the benefit of our education however, for as he says in his introduction, “This book would not elevate a cow. I cannot consciously recommend it for any useful purpose whatsoever. All I can suggest is, that when you get tired of reading ‘the best hundred books’ you may take this up for half an hour. It will be a change!”

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"Peter Joyce is the most remarkable one-man band in audiobook publishing. Joyce, an experienced actor, reads them all himself." ( The Independent)

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Not a full book, just a collection of Jerome's first essays with his typically dry style.

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Dry and very funny

Really enjoy this book, like all Jerome K Jerome it was very clever, sharp and really enjoyable.

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not as good as 3 men in a boat

perhaps I was expecting too much
humour seemed rather fiat needs a bit more umph

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Preamble to 3 Men in a Boat

Naffy, foppish read. Get Three Men in a Boat which is sooo much better. But this is irritating.

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