If you are already an addict of the Herald's Diary, this sixth collection of comic wisdom will confirm what you've long suspected - that the Diary's benign and anecdotal brand of laugh-out-loud Scottish satire is the perfect accompaniment for every social occasion (except perhaps funerals).If you've so far been unaware of the Diary, buying this handy distillation of its best parts will increase your virility, stave off dengue fever, combat emotional turmoil and charm cats down from trees - possibly. From the coruscating humour of the pub to the innocent sayings of the playground, from the gallows humour of the courts to the doubtful wit of our politicians, the Diary faithfully records the funny and odd byways of Scotland. Compiled by Ken Smith and David Belcher with the generous assistance of Herald readers around the world, all of whom are keen to share their delight at the ridiculousness of humanity, the very best of the Diary is squeezed within these pages.
Ken Smith is Diary Editor at the Herald following stints as the paper's news reporter and as spell as industrial reporter on its sister paper the Evening Times. David Belcher is also an esteemed Diary writer for the Herald, a newspaper he has been with since it was first published in handy tablets-of-stone form.