Dr Fegg's Encyclopedia of ALL World Knowledge


Jones, TerryPalin, Michael

17/09/2015 | Paperback |

ISBN: 9780413564306

About Dr Fegg's Encyclopedia of ALL World Knowledge

A Rediscovered Classic

 Dr. Fegg’s Encyclopeadia of All World Knowledge

available again...!

Dr Fegg’s comic masterwork has become a collector’s item since it went out of print in the 1980’s. Now Methuen, original publishers of Dr. Fegg’s Encylopeadia, have reprinted this subversive and very funny book by Terry Jones and Michael Palin in the first new edition since 1984. 

Michael Palin writes: 

Terry and I were always rather fond of this so-called "educational" work written and supervised by someone totally unsuitable. Dr. Fegg stands as a beacon of political incorrectness in an earnest liberal world. The Encyclopeadia (sic) allowed Terry and myself to further indulge our Python brand of humour, but in a book, rather than on television. 

On my stage tour last year I read extracts from Dr.Fegg and they were invariably highlights of the evening, with many people afterwards enquiring after the book, and expressing disappointment that it was no longer available. This year, after thirty years, the book is now being offered to booksellers again. The timing couldn’t be better. On September 24th I shall be setting out on another tour – The Thirty Years Tour – which will cover seventeen venues across England and Ireland. Dr Fegg will be an essential element of the show, and I anticipate a lot of interest in the Encylopeadia.

It's very silly, lavishly illustrated by wonderful cartoonists like Martin Honeysett and Terry and I are very excited that this odd and rather wonderful antidote to education is once again available for anyone with a sense of humour. 

ISBN: 978 0413 564306 / Publication date: 17th September 2015 / Extent: 96pp / Format: Paperback / Subject: Humour / BIC: WH / Price: £12.99 / Email: sales@methuen.co.uk / Trade email contact: sales@tbs-ltd.co.uk


Terry Jones

Educated at Oxford, Terry Jones worked in theatre, wrote revues and scripts for the BBC before becoming one of the creators of Monty Python. He has written many books, including Who Murdered Chaucer? (Methuen), Chaucer's Knight (Methuen), Crusades, Medieval Lives and Barbarians, and children's books such as The Knight and the Squire. He lives in London.


Michael Palin

Michael Palin was born in Sheffield in 1943 and lives with his wife Helen in North London. His publications chronicling his adventures around the world have been huge bestsellers. His books (all of which have accompanied his documentaries for the BBC) include Around the World in 80 Days, Pole to Pole, Full Circle, Sahara and Himalaya. His films have included The Missionary and A Private Function.


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