The Affected Provincial's Companion, Vol. 1
A far more civilized, beautiful life now lies within the grasp of your trembling fingertips
Gentle reader: do you tire of the meager offerings set forth by our humdrum age? Do you seek to cultivate blooms of refinement and joy in your life's garden? Lord Whimsy, as befitting his office as "Affected Provincial," humbly offers himself as a guide to those who wish to transcend the banalities of modern existence. A diverse and hilarious collection of treatises, insightful essays, philosophical diagrams, saucy poetry and other amusing trifles, " The Affected Provincial's Companion" will inspire you to transform yourself into a living work of art, thus setting you upon a course towards that misty, faraway shore known to the ancients as Enchantment.
The perils of sportswear, self-defense for sissies, the proper grooming of facial hair, and how to become a bon vivant all this and much more may be found between the shimmering covers of this sleek and utterly beguiling volume.
Praise For The Affected Provincial's Companion, Vol. 1…
"Written in something approximating the McSweeney's style, this collection of essays, charts, and assorted silliness is deeply amusing."--USA Today
"[Lord Whimsy] is a splendid raconteur and a canny quillsman…we are confident that you will find this dandy's manicured musings a bracing tonic against the enervating drudgery of the modern world." --Yahoo.com
Bloomsbury USA, 9781596911413, 128pp.
Publication Date: August 8, 2006