Book review – humour

Smartphones for Hamlet and Heathcliff

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Medea says ‘hiiiiiiii’ on the first page of Mallory Ortberg’s hilarious book, which puts smartphones in the hands of literary…

How to kill a hippo, cure seasickness, get rid of fleas? Our ancestors had some wild ideas ...

16 May 2015 9:00 am

As Dear Mary so wittily demonstrates, our need for advice is perennial. But fashions change. Mary would probably take issue…

The cruellest present you could give a hated old in-law

5 July 2014 9:00 am

It takes a special sort of talent to be able to make drawings of your own 97-year-old mother on her…

Mortar fire, weddings, camels, the French revolution: all kind of things get in the way of cricket

5 April 2014 9:00 am

It isn’t just the elk, either. Also bringing proceedings to a halt in this wonderful anthology are camels (Bahrain), cows…