Jokes Cracked By Lord Aberdeen

Jokes Cracked By Lord Aberdeen

Lord Aberdeen

Pub date
The Friday Project
B Format 117x184mm
48 pages
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Book Overview

For decades Jokes Cracked by Lord Aberdeen has been one of the most sought-after out-of-print books; it has become something of a cult classic. Now, it’s available once more.

An Independent Comedy Book of the Year 2013

This beautiful facsimile edition brings Lord Aberdeen’s dour attempts at humour to a new generation.

With elegant illustrations and an introduction from comedy writer John Finnemore, this is the perfect book for anyone in need of a good laugh.

About the author

John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair KT GCMGGCVO PC (3 August 1847 – 7 March 1934), was a Scottish politician. He served twice as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (1886; 1905–1915) and served from 1893 to 1898 as the seventh Governor General of Canada. He married Ishbel Marjoribanks in 1877, and they had five children.


  • My favourite of the jokes made me laugh out loud when I first read it. I mean, not much, we’re not talking breathless paroxysms of mirth here, but definitely audibly.’ John Finnemore