The Collected Letters of Oscar Brittle
written by Oscar Brittle
UNSW Press | ISBN 9781742230115
Paperback – 192 pages
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During an 18-month campaign to wrest control of opinion pages in Australia's newspapers and magazines, Oscar Brittle became one of the the most talked-about pundits in the country. Trouble was, Mr. Brittle didn't exist—he was a hoax perpetrated by three young Aussie comedians. This collection sheds light on the shenanigans by bringing together all the published letters ascribed to Brittle—from those dealing with global warming and corporal punishment to teenage sex and nut allergies—along with responses from his readers. New material includes email exchanges between Brittle and his confused editors and a bunch of hilarious letters from the public that never appeared in print. Attractive illustrations throughout add to the fun.