An amusing thinking game for readers….. what book titles would be created if you removed just one letter from famous works of fiction?
(Photo by House and Garden – nice bookshelves)
“Three men in a Boa”
“Madame Ovary”- in which an impoverished French woman garners funds as surrogate mother to other people?
David Barnett of the Guardian introduced the game, suggested the two books above, wrote a funny article and then stepped aside for the reams of glorious suggestions sent in by correspondents at:
I particularly enjoy these contributions:
A Town like lice
Cloud Alas: A single grey cloud in the sky ruins an otherwise perfect day for a family picnic. In Japan, in the future. With robots.
Far from the madding Crow– a Wessex man changes his identity to escape from the sinister corvid that haunts him.
Lady Chatterley’s over
Medieval English Pub Guide: The Canterbury Ales