"It deserves to be bought by all who know a laugh when they see one." -- The Times
From the Publisher
The eccentric, ribald, hysterical writings of semi-retired wet fish merchant Henry Root have been England's best-kept comic secret since the late 1970s. That's when the devilish William Donaldson adopted the nom de lettre
of Mr. Root and began to offer unsolicited advice, bluffly impertinent, robustly cranky, wonderfully lunatic advice, and propose strange but just-barely-plausible schemes to Britain's most prominent individuals. Donaldson's all-too-straight-talking, archly English crackpot elicited from his targeted bigwigs one unthinkingly self-important reply after another, and often a signed 8x10 glossy! This edition reproduces the actual letters and photos: seeing this crazy correspondence in the raw makes it just that much more a riot.