Fry's English Delight - Call Me for a Quotation : Fry's English Delight

  • by Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by Stephen Fry
  • Series: Fry's English Delight
  • 0 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stephen Fry hosts this programme on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4. The uses and misuses of quotations are revealed, and there is also a frank confession from a quotation compiler, which we cannot divulge here.

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The Title Rings True- Fry hits the Right Notes 3

Unlike ?QI: Advanced Banter?, this section is not just a long list of quotes but more an exploration of their nature (although it does include some good ones - e.g. 'Pretentious? Moi??' by Miss Piggy). Fry explores the meme-like nature of quotes & their nature, before looking into some users of quotes (such as Politicians & Celebrities). There is also a section on the institution that is ?Colemanballs? - tawdry, cliched & incongruent quotations made by Football commentators.
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- Tim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-05-2009
  • Publisher: Testbed Audio Ltd