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I read it yesterday, plenty of time on trains and in he 75 mute interval at the opera.
Loved it, I had a few loud laughs which got some odd looks on the train, first time I've ever guffawed when reading of a (fictional) suicide.
It will defintely repay a reread,a lot went on, and I'll have more time to spot obscure puns/references.
Got it on Friday, finished it this morning. Very good and very funny and will require re-reading to get all the puns. But the one thing that really made me laugh out loud was the following 'book' info at the beginnging of Chapter 35:
"John de Hepburn's Eleanor of Aquitaine tell-all of 1209, 'Bonkeing Kinges for Pleasure and Profite' was the first true celebrity bio. Despite receiving rave reviews and a massive two- figure advance for a sequel, the book did not find favour with King John, Eleanor's son, and de Hepburn was found dead the following winter having apparently "Atempted to swim, with dire foolishness, the river Cherwell while disporting himself chained to an anvile."
As a big fan of Eleanor of Aquitaine, this really tickled me!