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Monty Python’s Eric Idle Has An Epic 6-Year Reading List

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Eric Idle has a beautiful list of books he’s read on his website and that fact alone should fill you with delight. The list is made even better by his brief commentary about each book and why he liked or disliked it. But wait a moment, you say. Isn’t he the chap who wrote Spamalot and ran around dressed like a mid-century British housewife on the telly? Why should I care what he has to say about books? Well I’ll tell you. Before Spamalot and Monty Python and the Holy Grail and that BBC sketch show that captured nerdy hearts around the world there were five graduates of Oxford and Cambridge (ignoring the sole Yank who did artsy stuff). Idle…

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