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