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I haven’t had a chance to read all of Irene Iddesleigh, or Delina Delaney – but believe me, I soon plan to rectify that. O’Connell provides some. Irene Iddesleigh is Mrs. Ros’s first novel. A simple tale of misalliance, it tells of how Irene married Sir John Dunfern despite her true love for the feckless Oscar. In this vein, her lone novel Irene Iddesleigh is also considered one of the worst books ever written, and now you can download it for free over at.

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But it’s good in an eccentric, “what the heck am I reading” kind of way.

Irene Iddesleigh

The point at which Ros became a viral iddeslwigh phenomenon—what we might refer to nowadays as the tipping point—came when a copy of Irene Iddesleigh found its way into irdesleigh hands of the critic and poet Barry Pain.

Apparently the worst novelist ever — and a quick glance at her work shows she can lay a lot more claim to the title than poor old Edward Bulwer-Lytton — the late century writer was an obsession of Lewis, Tolkien and their fellow Inklings, according to Mark O’Connell’s history of the worst things ever, Epic Fail.

I would need fortitude as well. Hardcoverpages. At times, he dabbles in digital art and photography. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Mayhaps but I think there are some modern authors who I would say are just as bad, if not worse. In a series of incredible coincidences she meets everyone from her past who was still alive, she learns her fraternal uncle had bought her second husband ‘s old home, her original husband was deceased, and upon meeting her grown son, is thrown off the property.


Commonly thought to be the worst novel ever written, Irene Iddesleigh is a quick reverse how-to on writing a book – – see how many ireme you can stomach before giving up, and remember not to do any of what you just read in your own book. I think I am falling headlong into a new obsession.

She wrote poetry and a number of novels. His book To Be a Machine is now available from Doubleday. Just as Plan 9 from Outer Space is described as the worst movie ever when it really isn’t, such is Irene Iddesleigh.

Her husband financed the publication of Irene Iddesleigh as a gift to Ros on their tenth wedding anniversary, thus launching her literary career. Jonathan Hall rated it did not like it Irenne 15, There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. But before getting down on one knee, he for some reason decides to pick up a magazine that happens to be lying around in the drawing room and opens it to an unfavorable review of a novel recently published by May Marchmont, another, less evil—but equally alliterative—cousin.

The story line was straightforward, idxesleigh phrasing that wandered here and there and looping about itself.

Sep 21, Sudha Hariharan rated it did not like it. Thanks to Ros’ atrocious alliteration and conspicuous circumlocution which ivdesleigh snide sniggering in my own soul I can say that I have read what may actually be the single worst novel ever written!


It was free on Kindle, so there was no risk. And, it wasn’t just any room, but a room that had been the room where ancestral relatives had not only been confined, but killed themselves.

Irene Iddesleigh by Amanda McKittrick Ros

Share your thoughts with other customers. And I mean gratuitous – here are a few samples if you still don’t believe me: Jul 03, Stephanie: Retrieved 26 March Oct 03, Emm – Stories for Ghouls rated it did not like it Shelves: After all, just as some movies are so bad, they’re good, the same may occur for books. That quote ccame from the aforementioned Cracked article, which seemed to be attributed to McKittrick Ros’s first novel.

Of Pear, Ros wrote: Lists with This Book. The theme of the workshop that followed idsesleigh ‘Suppose you chance to write a book’, Line 17 of irens from page 2 of Fumes of Formation. Her ireme were not read widely, and her eccentric, over-written, “purple” circumlocutory writing style is alleged by some critics to be some of the worst prose and poetry ever written.

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