Humour-seekers may be interested in following up the nominees for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal, awarded annually for the most humorous book of the year by a Canadian (details at leacock.ca). They are: Arthur Black, Jane Christmas, Bill Conall, Wayne Johnston and Steve Smith. The Camino being the hot topic it is, Jane Christmas may be familiar from a previous book What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim: A Mid-Life Misadventure on Spain’s Camino de Santiago de Compostela (2007).
Let’s hope they’re even half as funny as the great Leacock. Does anyone read him any more?