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Scribble, Scribble, Scribble

Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My Mother

By Simon Schama

Ecco Press, Paperback, 9780062009876, 405pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2012


In this passionate and provocative collection, the brilliant Simon Schama reveals his lighter, more playful side as he brings his keen critical sensibility to a wide range of topics. Captivating and informative, Scribble, Scribble, Scribble captures Schama's wit and acute observations as he holds forth on everything from food and family to Winston Churchill, Martin Scorsese, and Richard Avedon, from Rubens to Rembrandt, from his travels in Brazil and Amsterdam to sailing on the Queen Mary 2.

Never predictable, always stimulating, Scribble, Scribble, Scribble is a treasure trove of surprises that highlight Schama's sense of humor, curiosity, and idiosyncrasies, allowing us to view the world, in all its diversity, through the eyes of one of its most intelligent, witty, and original inhabitants.

Praise For Scribble, Scribble, Scribble

“[T]his robust, generous smorgasbord has pretty much something for every palate.”
-New York Times

“Willfully miscellaneaous... addictively readable... [Schama] is clever, versatile, and extremely likable.”
-Financial Times

This sparkling, effervescent collection bridges the gap between scholarly and popular writing... It is excellent holiday reading.”
-The Spectator

“An enticing collection of pieces old and new, a bedside book of rich insights.”
-The Observer

“It really is very good... Witty, learned, informative, and clarifying.”
-Evening Standard (London)

“His eloquence is on magnificent display in this new book: a delightful collection of journalistic essays.”
-The Independent on Sunday

“The most stimulating and surprising writing here is on cooking and eating... A diverting personal history.”
-The Telegraph

“In these lively essays and reportage… Schama… turns his omnivorous erudition and warm prose to a vast array of topics. … He approaches every subject with gusto and amusement and … always has smart things to say.”
-Publishers Weekly

“[C]ollections of essays don’t come any better than this. All readers who like lively writing and good thinking, especially relating to art criticism and history, will enjoy this book.”
-Library Journal