The Becket List could and should be described as the Holy Grail of toilet books. Ably fulfilling every requirement of this demanding category, it is witty, utterly hilarious and any reader will be hard pushed to find one single literary offering that could adorn the smallest shelf of their smallest room in a way that comes even close to the brilliance of this – the one, the only, Becket List.

A collection of entries about many of the things in life that, whilst essentially trivial, day after day contrive to b*gger you up. In the greater scheme of things they don’t matter a damn, but in the context of advanced civilisation they take on a huge significance. The book is a both an important resource for future social historians and a call to action. It’s also, mostly, really rather silly.


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