Another Ragbag of Riches

James Chilton


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ISBN: 9781914498411 Category:



Following the original A Ragbag of Riches published in 2017, here is another bundle of funny, factual, thought provoking and charming entries to “mingle quiet music with amiable irreverance”.

Not just witty, pithy quips and quotations but a diverse collection that have caught the eye or ear of James Chilton’s enquiring mind and zany humour. Drawing from politicians, scholars, artists, influential thinkers, jokers and the common man, from antiquity to the contemporary, they are partisan choices contributed to by Chilton’s varied life as a soldier, traveller, singer, plantsman, author, painter, businessman, designer and family man. It is the essence of the commonplace book but organised loosely into topics and enhanced by the sparkling illustrations of cartoonist Charlie Dunn. In addition and where possible, each author of the various entries has their dates added and a few relevant (and sometimes irrelevant) notes on their lives.

From John Arlott to Boris Yeltsin (there is a useful index), from the trivial to the profound, from razor sharp criticism to poignant tributes, this is a book for all occasions. Each anecdote, musing, poem or prayer showcases humanity’s variety. Whether to mine for speeches, to raise a smile in low moments, to inform or to entertain, Another Ragbag of Riches will provoke and delight. It is perfect for the bedside, for travel, for browsing and for present giving.

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Weight 0.348 kg
Dimensions 22.9 × 15.2 × 1.3 cm










General – Trade / Code: K

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