We are delighted to welcome this author, broadcaster, after-dinner speaker, award ceremony host, entertainer and former MP
They say all political careers end in tears. ……
……..In Gyles Brandreth’s case it’s tears of laughter as the former MP and Government Whip, regular on Just A Minute and longest surviving member of the Countdown team, takes us on a rollicking roller-coaster ride around his amazing world of words.
Host of Radio 4’s Wordaholics, a reporter on The One Show, a survivor on QI, Room 101 and Have I Got News for You, Gyles Brandreth has been fascinated by words since he could walk – and talk.
In his new book, Word Play: A cornucopia of puns, anagrams and other contortions and curiosities of the English language and the show that goes with it, with words to make you laugh (and even cry) and stories from his years in politics and entertainment, Gyles comes to Lymm to celebrate a lifetime’s love of language.
No hesitation or repetition, but a bit of deviation guaranteed.
‘Wildly funny, incredibly indiscreet.’ Daily Mail
‘Very funny.’ Sunday Times
‘Absolute joy.’ Scotsman
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