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The Elsie Drake Letters (aged 104)

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781399817875

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 24th October 2024

Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Humour

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Friday Night Dinner and Timewaster Letters creator Robert Popper’s new book of brilliantly funny letters, from Britain’s oldest letter writer.

‘I laughed till I cried’ DAISY MAY COOPER
‘Robert Popper is not only certifiably one of the Funniest People in the World™, but also the loveliest 104-year-old woman you could ever hope to meet. Hilarious’ ‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC
‘I howled with laughter’ MATT LUCAS

At 104 years of age, Mrs Elsie Drake of Granville Gardens, London, is the sixth oldest woman in Britain. But fed up with sitting in her armchair all day, Elsie is ready for new adventures. And so, armed with a computer she can barely operate, she fires off dozens of letters to everyone from the Prime Minister to Greggs Bakeries, to see if they can help.

Whether offering her services as the new Arsenal football mascot dressed as a giant hare, or simply sending Sainsbury’s a load of meat, no one can escape the clutches of Elsie Drake.

Gloriously funny and ridiculously silly, The Elsie Drake Letters is also a testament to the wonderful kindness and good humour of the British public. Just wait till you read the replies…

‘One of Britain’s great comedy minds is at it again’ AISLING BEA
‘A treasure trove of funny. I loved it’ BOB ODENKIRK
‘Sweetness, surrealism and hilarity. . . Sheer letter-writing brilliance’ PATTON OSWALT

Reviews

A treasure trove of funny. I loved it.
BOB ODENKIRK
Ridiculously funny.
NATASIA DEMETRIOU
I laughed till I cried.
DAISY MAY COOPER
I howled with laughter.
MATT LUCAS
Robert Popper is not only certifiably one of the Funniest People in the World™, but also the loveliest 104-year-old woman you could ever hope to meet. Hilarious. Long live Mrs Elsie Drake!
'WEIRD AL' YANKOVIC
Sweetness, surrealism and hilarity . . . Robert Popper once again unloads with sheer letter-writing brilliance. The responses had me howling.
PATTON OSWALT
A bombardment of idiocy . . . I loved every second! Absolutely hilarious.
LISA MCGEE (creator of 'Derry Girls')
Spending time in the company of Elsie Drake is an achingly funny way to restore your faith in humanity.
SIMON PEGG
Very funny. Viva Elsie!
GREG DAVIES
One of Britain's great comedy minds is at it again.
AISLING BEA
The best one yet, in terms of the world's books.
SAM CAMPBELL