'A Slip of the Pen' is a painstakingly researched and thoroughly entertaining collection of some of literature's most hilarious, unexpected, and down-right odd bloopers. Notorious for seeking out strange yet true stories, laws, recipes, eulogies and sexual fads, author Peter Haining has trawled through countless libraries, newspapers and magazines to bring together a rich harvest of double-entendres, mixed-up-metaphors, comical first-lines, critics' clangers and authors' gaffs and howlers. Each piece is wittily introduced; curious opening lines from Dickens to Kafka; fantastic fictions whose titles are too bad to be true; and hilarious double entendres committed by those who should have known better. A great addition to the Robson bestsellers 'Anguished English', 'Foolish Words', Famous Last Words' and 'Put Downs'.
Used availability for Peter Haining's A Slip of the Pen
September 2004 : UK Paperback