The Household Tips of the Great Writers by Mark Crick


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What would literary lions tell us about cooking, cleaning, and gardening? A three-book collection of parody and practical advice by a “brilliant” humorist (The Financial Times).

The Household Tips of Great Writers covers all your household needs, indoors and outdoors, from pruning a rose bush with Pablo Neruda to mending a dripping tap with Jean-Paul Sartre. Throwing a tea party? Irvine Welsh has the recipe for the perfect chocolate cake, though that’s not all he’s cooking. Brilliant, hilarious, and always pitch-perfect, this omnibus edition of Mark Crick’s wonderful books of literary pastiche will inform and entertain the most erudite of householders. Includes:

Sartre’s Sink

“This brilliantly inventive DIY manual both parodies and celebrates great authors … Crick is a brilliant literary ventriloquist.”—The Financial Times

Kafka’s Soup

“These literary and visual pastiches of writers and their relationships with food provide a laugh a line as they skewer their literary originals with effortless accuracy…a masterpiece.”—The Guardian

Machiavelli’s Lawn

“Erudite and enjoyable prose, no less rewarding for its horticultural accuracy.”—Times Literary Supplement

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