One of the most original and groundbreaking humor classics of all time, the Papperbok was compiled for Methuen in the early 1970s by the young Monty Python team at the height of their surreal powers and was published on the heels of the improbable success of the Monty Python's Flying Circus television series.
A surreal delight, the Papperbok was a testing ground for ideas equally as fresh and funny as the Flying Circus material. It is full of colorful and rude illustrations by Terry Gilliam, oddball instruction sheets, cod schoolboy stories about adventure and mischief, misleading horoscopes, informative and thrilling features-such as "Hamster: A Warning," "The Python Book of Etiquette," and "The London Casebook of Detective Ren Descartes"-zany competitions, fake editorials, spurious film reviews, and some of the oddest miscellany ever pressed between the pages of a book.
The extraordinary comic genius of Monty Python is on full display in this humor classic, too-long unavailable and now back by popular demand.
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The Author's friend was born in Orpington in 1937. At the age of five she attended the Orpington School for Girls, and in 1948, at the age of eleven went on to Swanley Girls School, near Orpington. She left school at the age of eighteen, and in 1964, became the third youngest woman secretary of the Orpington Tennis Club. In addition to tennis she enjoys moderate walks in the country and has read many light novels. She is married to an Orpington man, the only survivor of the gang which slew Joey Gallo outside a Manhattan restaurant in 1972.
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