Our Times in Rhymes


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Our Times in Rhymes is a waspish, affectionate and very funny look at the state of our beloved nation.

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Sam Leith (Author) Sam Leith is the literary editor of The Spectator and a columnist for the FT, whose work has appeared in the Times, Guardian, TLS and New York Times among other outlets. He's the author of several books, including You Talkin' To Me? Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama and Write To The Point- How To Be Clear, Correct and Persuasive on the Page. Edith Pritchett (Illustrator) Edith Pritchett is in-house cartoonist for online news channel The Tortoise. She won the Cape Graphic Short Story Prize in 2018. She brings a Posy Simmond-like wit to the preccocupations of the millennial era.


Sam Leith...has turned to verse to unpick the 'insanity and inanity' of the year that was 2019 so you can relive the madness and the hilarity month by month -- Emelia Hamilton-Russell * Spears Wealth Management Survey *
A new Dunciad specifically for 2019. When times get weird what's the point of a million rancorous tweets? Far better to follow Sam Leith's lead and conduct our discourses solely in sonnets * Martin Rowson *
A gloriously satirical take on a darkly savage year. Leith transforms 2019 from bad to verse * Ben Schott *

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