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  • How Shall I Tell the Dog?by Miles Kington

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    In this hilarious and moving book, popular English humorist Miles Kington faces cancer and death with his sparkling trademark wit, musing on everything from board games and yodeling to the prospect of being outlived by his dog. When some people are told they have only a few months to live, they might travel around the world or write their memoirs... more...

  • Let's Parler Franglais!by Miles Kington

    Canelo Digital Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 3.99

    ' A true comic genius ' Ian Hislop ' Ridiculously funny ' Joanna Lumley Bonjour toutes les personnes! Welcome to the wonderful world of Franglais. The trouble with French is that there are far too few English words in it. Miles Kington ? the critic, columnist, and creator of Franglais ? puts that right. His magnificent new language can be... more...

  • Let's Parler Franglais Again!by Miles Kington

    Canelo Digital Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 4.49

    Franglais is back! Apprenez le Franglais en 10 secondes! A delicious second helping of the most humorous and indeed essential languages of all, Let's Parler Franglais Again! will save the day when you find yourself 'Dans le Health Food Shop' having to deal with 'Le Porte-à-Porte Salesman'. Never again will you go blank in le job interview, or... more...

  • Parlez-vous Franglais?by Miles Kington

    Canelo Digital Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 7.49

    Le Français, c?est difficile. Difficile? C?est impossible. C?est maddening. C?est une peine dans le neck. Mais le Franglais est une doddle? Welcome back to the absurd yet joyful world of Miles Kington's legendary Franglais guides! C?est une des grande mixtures de l?histoire, comme gin et tonique, oeuf et bacon, ou les deux Ronnies. Cette combinaison... more...

  • Let's Parler Franglais One More Tempsby Miles Kington

    Canelo Digital Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 7.49

    Back for a quatrième glorieuse saison with Let's Parler Franglais One More Temps, the world's most humorous language returns in style classique. Essential reading for anyone who loves wine, cheese, Paris and love ? which is to say everyone ? Franglais is the key to understanding our French cousins (et vice versa, pour le French who love rosbif,... more...

  • The Franglais Lieutenant's Womanby Miles Kington

    Canelo Digital Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 7.49

    The greatest classics of world literature ?  as retold in the incomparable language of Franglais Did you know that Jane Austen wrote a rip-roaring football yarn called Northanger Abbey v Mansfield Park? That Murder in the Cathedral is only one of a series of murder stories featuring Inspector T.S. Eliot? That all Shakespeare's plots were... more...

  • Welcome to Kingtonby Miles Kington

    Canelo Digital Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 7.49

    The very best columns from a body of outstanding comic writing by the irreplaceable, irrepressible Miles Kington. For decades the columns of Miles Kington were a refreshing spot of lunacy in the dull acres of the world's news. From the arguments between gods past and present (as recorded in the minutes of United Deities meetings), to unlikely... more...

  • Le Bumper Book of Franglaisby Miles Kington; Wendy Hoile

    Old Street Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    Franglais is the ultimate invented language. A source of unending delight to anyone who did French at school, it is the creation of the great English humorist Miles Kington. This new collection brings together the best pieces written in the two-and-a-half decades up to the author's tragic death in 2008. Each appears in paperback for the first time,... more...

  • The World of Alphonse Allaisby Alphonse Allais; Miles Kington

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 16.03

    In one of his Independent pieces Miles Kington once referred to a volume of Edward Lear's limericks translated into French. Not an easy task, you might think, and in translating Alphonse Allais into English, Miles Kington set himself a similar challenge. He carried it off with panache. As Max Harrison said in The Times, '... has done a difficult... more...

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