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A History of the World in 100 Limericks (Hardcover)
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100 lively and humorous limericks condense the world's greatest figures, moments, and events into the funniest way to learn about history ever!
There is a young fellow named Mick
Who’s adapted the old limerick
To cover, with mirth
The whole history of Earth
And what made its characters tick.
These 100 lively and humorous limericks take us back to before the beginning of time itself and right up until yesterday evening, when you were probably making your dinner. Covering everyone’s favorite history lessons—and a few surprising ones too!—Mick Twister has cleverly raided the tomes of the past, picked at the bones of the world’s greatest figures, moments, and events, and condensed the most complex of human activities into five funny, rib-tickling lines for your amusement. From "A Geezer Called Caesar" to “What a Load of Bankers” (about the financial crisis), this is the funniest way to learn about the past.
Whoever said that history was boring had clearly never read this book!
About the Author
Mick Twister is a London-based television journalist in international news and part-time cryptic crossword compiler. Since inventing the @twitmericks Twitter handle in May 2011, he has been tweeting the news in daily limericks. “Twitmericks” have been reproduced by the Washington Post and the New Statesman.