The Egg And I - Betty Macdonald Had A Farm

Lynne Truss celebrates the centenary of comic genius Betty MacDonald, author of The Egg and I, an account of her life as a chicken farmer.

Betty's skill was to write about ordinary life and make it funny.

Published during the depression, The Egg and I became an instant best-seller and went on to become a Hollywood movie.

With interviews with her relatives and neighbours, Lynne tells the story of one of the sharpest wits of her time.

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Lynne Truss celebrates the centenary of comic genius Betty MacDonald, author of The Egg and I, an account of her life as a chicken farmer.

Betty's skill was to write about ordinary life and make it funny.

Published during the depression, The Egg and I became an instant best-seller and went on to become a Hollywood movie.

With interviews with her relatives and neighbours, Lynne tells the story of one of the sharpest wits of her time.