The Funny Bone

London: Elek Books, 1956

8vo, pp. 184. Original dark green boards, lettered in gilt on spine. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, a little marked and darkened, but with no chipping or wear.

First edition.
A collection of essays, short stories and parodies, much of it culled from Maclaren-Ross's work for Punch magazine. His parody of the writing of H. E. Bates landed him in court, when Bates sued for libel. The pugnacious Fitzrovian barfly Maclaren-Ross was the model for the character X. Trapnel in Anthony Powell's Books Do Furnish A Room.
A fairly common book, in uncommon condition.

Keywords: MacLaren-Ross

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