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Daily Telegraph Book of Obituaries ❮Ebook❯ ➠ Daily Telegraph Book of Obituaries Author Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk This title gathers together some of the, often amusing, obituaries that have appeared in The Daily Telegraph Book of MOBI ï This title gathers together some of the, often amusing, obituaries that have appeared in The Daily Telegraph.


About the Author: Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd

Book of MOBI ï Hugh Montgomery Massingberd, also known as Hugh Massingberd, was an English obituarist, journalist, and genealogist.



10 thoughts on “Daily Telegraph Book of Obituaries

  1. ^ ^ says:

    Eccentric does not mean weird The definition speaks of being outside established and agreed group standards of normality It sa case of standing out from the crowd or maybe nowadays standing out from the cloud Extremely interesting, compulsive, would be other epithets Social groups operate under the normality defined by their members Group boundaries are not clean and smooth but interlock in complex patterns of Venn diagrams For those who find themselves standing out from tEccentric does not mean weird The definition speaks of being outside established and agreed group standards of normality It sa case of standing out from the crowd or maybe nowadays standing out from the cloud Extremely interesting, compulsive, would be other epithets Social groups operate under the normality defined by their members Group boundaries are not clean and smooth but interlock in complex patterns of Venn diagrams For those who find themselves standing out from the masses which on GR probably means anyone who isn t hooked on reading YA fiction and or pulp romance a book of obituaries such as the selection here provides both much enjoyment and food for thought As an anthology it s perfect for picking up for brief distraction and lengthier contemplation on how we spend our time here on Earth As a source of memorable anecdotes it s great for conversation round the dinner table, down the pub, general bon mots. and after dinner speaking The entries of the well known and the not so well known to be found within these covers run from 1986 to 1994.I ve been surprised not to find John Jock Murray s obituary Telegraph, 24 July 1993 online I was really pleased to find his Telegraph obituary published in this book must instead suffice to introduce the man to those readers who are not acquainted with him The Telegraph s obit contains numerous fascinating tit bits, such as his ownership of Byron s boots which he would occasionally polish I was struck by the charmed and successful publishing relationship that Paddy Leigh Fermor enjoyed with Jock Murray generating those wonderful books that might not have seen the light of day had the two had not met Much the same might be said for the relationship between the massed cohorts of the deceased and those who write their obituaries whether before or after the event of death All in all this book is a rollickingly fascinating and entertaining good read and signals the importance of us all ensuring that we have a good robust obituary in place not hidden BEFORE we die


  2. Paul Secor Paul Secor says:

    I don t like death, but I do like obituaries, when they re well written celebrations of well lived or interesting lives Unfortunately, this collection from The Daily Telegraph falls well short of that standard The book, which is subtitled A Celebration of Eccentric Lives , for the most part consists of celebrations of titled folk The Telegraph is a British newspaper, after all most of whom do not seem to have been very eccentric and don t seem to have been all that interesting And when o I don t like death, but I do like obituaries, when they re well written celebrations of well lived or interesting lives Unfortunately, this collection from The Daily Telegraph falls well short of that standard The book, which is subtitled A Celebration of Eccentric Lives , for the most part consists of celebrations of titled folk The Telegraph is a British newspaper, after all most of whom do not seem to have been very eccentric and don t seem to have been all that interesting And when one of them does seem to perhaps have led an interesting life, the writing of the obituary is so stodgy that that their life doesn t back to life on the page.If anyone here is interested in reading obituaries done right, I recommend this one


  3. Sharen Sharen says:

    An appreciation for the British sense of humour is essential to the enjoyment of this book As the editor notes, Understatement is the golden rule These obits are proof positive that people s lives are almost always fascinating and curious, each in its own way, and that wit has a place in mourning the passing of the not s0 famous as well as celebrities The humour defies Death s sting One wonders how all the details, stories and quotations are collected in advance an enormous and daunti An appreciation for the British sense of humour is essential to the enjoyment of this book As the editor notes, Understatement is the golden rule These obits are proof positive that people s lives are almost always fascinating and curious, each in its own way, and that wit has a place in mourning the passing of the not s0 famous as well as celebrities The humour defies Death s sting One wonders how all the details, stories and quotations are collected in advance an enormous and daunting assignment A delightful book to pick up and browse light reading


  4. melydia melydia says:

    This collection of the lives of memorable individuals was often entertaining and never morbid As an American I didn t understand all of the terminology and abbreviations, but it didn t detract from my enjoyment And while I wishedthan a few times that I d known some of these characters personally, all in all it felt too long, like too many obits were included It took me a very long time to finish I d recommended reading it in small doses, or picking ones to read at random, rather than r This collection of the lives of memorable individuals was often entertaining and never morbid As an American I didn t understand all of the terminology and abbreviations, but it didn t detract from my enjoyment And while I wishedthan a few times that I d known some of these characters personally, all in all it felt too long, like too many obits were included It took me a very long time to finish I d recommended reading it in small doses, or picking ones to read at random, rather than reading straight through like I did


  5. John John says:

    I m a fan of colorful obituaries, but as another reviewer commented, despite the book s subtitle, A celebration of eccentric lives, the lives chronicled here weren t quite eccentric enough for me These obits are from the 1980s and 1990s The Daily Telegraph s obits have becomeincisive over the years There are several other volumes I ll try the Rogues volume next, and see if the dead people there arelike what I m looking for.


  6. Roberta Roberta says:

    I am a big fan of obituaries and I m not really sure why I was disappointed in this book The subjects are mostly British eccentrics whose obituaries appeared in the Daily Telegraph There are at least 3volumes in the series and maybe they areinteresting but these were sort of repetitive in their eccentricity.


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