A COUN­TRY DOC­TOR’S COMONPLACE BOOK

Cotswold Life - - COTSWOLD BOOKS -

Philip Rhys Evans

Over the years Suf­folk GP Philip Evans and his wife have col­lected ab­sur­di­ties writ­ten, over­heard and seen, putting them to­gether for their friends as an an­nual book­let at Christ­mas. Slightly Foxed, the lit­er­ary mag­a­zine and pub­lisher have col­lected to­gether the best in a beau­ti­fully pack­aged vol­ume. For ex­am­ple, ‘In south Lin­colnshire, un­der the sign­post “To Mavis En­derby and Old Bolin­broke” some­one had added “The gift of a son”. The per­fect in­her­i­tor of the tra­di­tion of Henry Root and John Julius Nor­wich’s Christ­mas Cracker – eru­dite, clever and glo­ri­ously silly. Slightly Foxed Edi­tions £14

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