Literary Wit and Wisdom

Quips and Quotes to Suit All Manner of Occasions

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 9 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9781849538404

About the book

‘One hates an author that’s all author.’

Lord Byron

With quips, quotes and insults from beloved literary figures such as William Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway to modern literati including Zadie Smith and Will Self, this charming book reveals your favourite authors’ opinions on subjects from families, food and friendship to writing  masterpieces, being married and silencing dim-witted critics. Literary Wit and Wisdom will ensure that you’re never at a loss for the perfect witticism.

 

About the author

Richard Benson is a retired teacher, based in Suffolk, with a wealth of anecdotes from his professional life, which have fuelled the phenomenally successful F in Exams series. He's also a keen amateur cricketer.