Philomena Cunk to publish 'encyclopedia'

Friday 18th May 2018, 1:39pm

Cunk On.... Philomena Cunk (Diane Morgan). Copyright: House Of Tomorrow.

A Philomena Cunk book is to be published in November.

Publisher Two Roads has bought the rights to release Cunk On Everything: The Philomena Cunk Encyclopedia in hardback and audiobook formats.

The book follows the success of the Cunk character - played by Diane Morgan - as a spoof factual reporter in Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, spinning off into her own BBC Two spoof documentary Cunk On Britain.

Following specials in 2016, a full 5-episode series was broadcast between April and May this year.

Morgan has reportedly written the new book with Brooker and Cunk On Britain co-writers Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.

Prolific television writers, duo Hazeley and Morris already enjoy significant literary success with their Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups series.

Two Roads tease: "After years of asking the big questions - like 'what did people do before evolution?' and 'what is clocks?' - Cunk will compress the entirety of human knowledge into one handy Christmas gift book, from Shakespeare to sausages, from evolutionary psychology to Brush Strokes."

Cunk commented: "This book is great because it covers everything in existence apart from the 95% of stuff not worth bothering with."

Publisher Kate Hewson says she is "a voice of reason and sanity, who cuts through all the superfluous 'facts' and 'information' to get to the heart of these complex topics".

Cunk On Everything: The Philomena Cunk Encyclopedia

Cunk On Everything: The Philomena Cunk Encyclopedia

In the olden days, people used to learn about things from encyclopedias.

And that was really good, because you could read it, and learn it, then you could stop worrying about thinking. But now, with the internet and more people and science and research, there's just too much knowledge - more every year - and it's overwhelming.

So, after years of asking the big questions - like 'what did people do before evolution?' and 'what is clocks?' - intrepid reporter and visionary philosopher Philomena Cunk is bringing the encyclopedia back with this DEFINITIVE guide to everything you will ever need to know about, from Shakespeare to sausages, from evolutionary psychology to Brush Strokes.

"This book is great because it covers everything in existence apart from the 95% of stuff not worth bothering with." - Philomena Cunk, star of Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe's Moments of Wonder and Cunk On Britain.

First published: Thursday 1st November 2018

  • Publisher: Two Roads
  • Pages: 256
  • Catalogue: 9781473690363

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