The Household Tips of the Great Writers | Granta

  • Published: 03/11/2011
  • ISBN: 9781847082527
  • 137x20mm
  • 372 pages

The Household Tips of the Great Writers

Mark Crick

‘As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise, so it is with a Great Writer and his house.’
Great Writer’s Household Tips covers all your household needs, indoors and outdoors, from pruning a rose bush with Pablo Neruda to mending a dripping tap with Jean-Paul Sartre. Throwing a tea-party? Irvine Welsh has the recipe for the perfect chocolate cake, though that’s not all he’s cooking. Brilliant, hilarious, and always pitch-perfect, this omnibus edition of Mark Crick’s wonderful books of literary pastiche will inform and entertain the most erudite of householders.

Crick is a brilliant literary ventriloquist

Financial Times

A book of literary pastiche for housekeepers. Let Irvine Welsh advise you on the perfect chocolate cake or Jean-Paul Sartre on how to mend a dripping tap

The Times

Brilliantly channelling the spirits of literary luminaries such as Hemingway and Brontë, Plath and Zola. Mark Crick can tell you how to board an attic (in the style of Edgar Allan Poe) cook Rosti (á la Thomas Mann) and divide bamboo with Isabel Allende. It is all great stuff, and you will find yourself laughing

Toby Clements, Daily Telegraph

The Author

Mark Crick is a photographer and the author of two books of literary pastiche, Kafka’s Soup, Sartre’s Sink and Machiavelli’s Lawn, all published by Granta Books. He lives in London.

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