Coffee Break Collection By Various

Coffee Break Collection By Various

Synopsis

If you find yourself with nothing particular to do in an airport, train or bus or you've got a quiet evening to yourself in a hotel room or you're facing the delicious prospect of an extended lunch or tea break, why not pick up Coffee Break Collection 001 and enjoy the experience?This anthology has a selection of humorous pieces guaranteed to keep you entertained. Opening with a master of the genre, PG Wodehouse, the first story is a pseudo-scholarly treatise on football captains! A delightful piece follows Beyond Pandora by RJ Martin with its memorable opening line, The ideal way to deal with a pest.... is of course to make it useful to you. The collection also includes a gem from the inimitable Saki and another from a master of the twist-in-the-tail genre, O Henry. Published in 1883 and written by an anonymous writer, English As She is Wrote is an amusing compendium of curiosities of the English language that's definitely rib-tickling! Chapters 2 and 3 are included here. Chapter 2 deals with various comical advertisements and sign-boards to give an example, In the far West a man advertises for a woman to wash, iron and milk a few cows! Chapter 3 provides examples of zany epitaphs like Here lies John Ross Kicked By a HossSelections from Robert Benchley, WS Gilbert, Mark Twain, William Makepeace Thackeray and many more witty entertainers are included in Coffee Break Collection 001. A couple of stories, fables, actually, are by the only woman author to be featured here, Lida Brown McMurry.What makes the collection even more attractive is that all the stories included are short pieces, and would take just about fifteen or twenty minutes to get through, making them ideal for a quick and easy read.This is really fun on the run!

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Episodes

  • Aspects of Game Captaincy
    Aspects of Game Captaincy
    Duration: 04min | 22/10/2017

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  • Beyond Pandora
    Beyond Pandora
    Duration: 05min | 21/10/2017

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  • The Boar-Pig
    The Boar-Pig
    Duration: 10min | 20/10/2017

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  • Closing Number
    Closing Number
    Duration: 02min | 19/10/2017

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  • A Cosmopolite In A Cafe
    A Cosmopolite In A Cafe
    Duration: 14min | 18/10/2017

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  • English as She is Wrote – Chapter 2 By Advertisers and on Sign Boards
    English as She is Wrote – Chapter 2 By Advertisers and on Sign Boards
    Duration: 06min | 17/10/2017

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  • English as She is Wrote – Chapter 3 For Epitaphs
    English as She is Wrote – Chapter 3 For Epitaphs
    Duration: 10min | 16/10/2017

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  • The Greedy Dog
    The Greedy Dog
    Duration: 01min | 15/10/2017

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  • Hard Guy
    Hard Guy
    Duration: 06min | 14/10/2017

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  • Journalism in Tennessee
    Journalism in Tennessee
    Duration: 13min | 13/10/2017

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  • Life’s Eternal Query
    Life’s Eternal Query
    Duration: 02min | 12/10/2017

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  • Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor
    Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor
    Duration: 06min | 11/10/2017

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  • Selections from Mr. Punch Awheel
    Selections from Mr. Punch Awheel
    Duration: 06min | 10/10/2017

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  • My Watch
    My Watch
    Duration: 07min | 09/10/2017

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  • The New Advertising
    The New Advertising
    Duration: 03min | 08/10/2017

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  • Noting an Increase in Bigamy from Love Conquers All
    Noting an Increase in Bigamy from Love Conquers All
    Duration: 04min | 07/10/2017

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  • Ode to my Clothes
    Ode to my Clothes
    Duration: 02min | 06/10/2017

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  • On University Snobs
    On University Snobs
    Duration: 07min | 05/10/2017

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  • Poppa Needs Shorts
    Poppa Needs Shorts
    Duration: 12min | 04/10/2017

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  • A Rash Assumption from Punch 9 Dec 1914
    A Rash Assumption from Punch 9 Dec 1914
    Duration: 04min | 03/10/2017

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  • Reginald In Russia
    Reginald In Russia
    Duration: 06min | 02/10/2017

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  • The Steam-Roller Man’s Story
    The Steam-Roller Man’s Story
    Duration: 04min | 01/10/2017

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  • The Two Doves
    The Two Doves
    Duration: 04min | 30/09/2017

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  • Vaudeville Vs The Legitimate
    Vaudeville Vs The Legitimate
    Duration: 04min | 29/09/2017

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  • When Papa Swore in Hindustani
    When Papa Swore in Hindustani
    Duration: 13min | 28/09/2017

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