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How can anybody not want a book by DAVID BADDIEL'S MUM?
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lethargic_man From: lethargic_man Date: October 13th, 2006 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
ObBaddielTrivia: the rabbi in Newcastle when I grew up was Moshe Baddiel, who used to refer to David Baddiel as "my naughty cousin". :o)
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 13th, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
If your mum doesn't, it's the only thing she doesn't want.
half_of_monty From: half_of_monty Date: October 13th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
She lives in Cambridge, next door to my friend Daisy's Mum.
j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Crikey! Maybe I should get you to get her to sign it... :-)
livredor From: livredor Date: October 13th, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
How on earth did you get hold of that?! (David Baddiel's mum is much cooler than he usually portrays her in his comedy act, mind you, despite the weird fetish for golf stuff.)
j4 From: j4 Date: October 13th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I rescued it from Oxfam... and my getting hold of the book seems far less bizarre to me than the fact that suddenly everybody on my friends list seems to know David Baddiel's mum!! :-)
livredor From: livredor Date: October 13th, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, she lived in Cambridge for like 50 years, and she's one of those people who get involved with the local community. In my case I know her through the synagogue.
imc From: imc Date: October 13th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, dunno. You could try asking the seller. :-)
barnacle From: barnacle Date: October 15th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't help but feel that a judicious rewording of the text might help y-, um, the seller to pitch the book to people who like golf—the book's intended audience, after all—instead of the David Baddiel completists, who I've no doubt constitute vast hordes but are probably respecting the great man's dislike of the sport and staying away on that basis.

PS: the your-mum comment up there was me. My browser at work plays funny buggers sometimes, he buckpassed deftly.
j4 From: j4 Date: October 15th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ach, it was just funnier to list it that way. Think of it as 15p's worth of harmless amusement for me. :-)

Anybody looking for books on golf would still have found it, anyway. And since Oxfam had already thrown it away I don't feel like I'm doing the book a big disservice. I will probably just give it away on ucam.adverts.crap or something.

And I knew the your-mum comment was you, you big mummerer!
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