Very Best of the Daily
Telegraph Books of Obituaries

Edited by Hugh Massingberd
Pan Books / Macmillan
June 2001
ISBN: 0-330-48470-2
428 pages
$22.50 paper original

The five Daily Telegraph Books of Obituaries have been both a critical and a popular success, winning plaudits from readers and reviewers alike. Here, gathered in one volume, is the very best of the witty, waspish and often wildly funny biographical short stories that are the mark of a Telegraph Obituary. Together they offer a richly unpredictable medley of twentieth-century lives, a deliciously idiosyncratic study in miniature, reflecting the last century at its most picturesque, poignant and absurd.

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