Stewart Lee to publish March Of The Lemmings book


Tuesday 11th June 2019, 11:57am

  • Stewart Lee is to publish a Brexit-themed book based on his newspaper columns
  • March Of The Lemmings will be released on 5th September 2019
  • The book sees the Remain-voting comedian “weaponise his inconvenience”

Stewart Lee is to publish March Of The Lemmings, a Brexit-themed book based on his newspaper columns.

The Bookseller reports the publication will aim to be the “scathing, riotous record the Brexit era deserves”.

Publication house Faber will distribute the book from 5th September, timed to coincide with the comedian’s new stand-up tour, Snowflake/Tornado.

Lee’s last book, Content Provider, was published by Faber in 2016.

The synopsis of March Of The Lemmings reads: “As a Metropolitan Elitist Snowflake, Stewart Lee was disappointed by the Brexit referendum result of 2016. But he knew how to weaponise his inconvenience. He would treat all his subsequent writing, until we left the EU, as interrelated episodes of a complete work. The cast of characters include Lemming-obsessed Michael Gove, violent tanning-salon entrepreneur Tommy Robinson and Boris Piccaninny Watermelon Bumboys Letterbox Cake Disaster Weightloss Haircut Bullshit Johnson.”

“There is also dramatic chorus made up of online commenters and Kremlin bots”, with Lee cast as the “defeated, unreliable narrator-hero, whose resolve and tolerance would gradually unravel as the horror show dragged on.”

Faber says of the book: “Drawing on three years of newspaper columns, a complete transcript of the Content Provider stand-up show, and Lee’s caustic footnote commentary, March Of The Lemmings is the scathing, riotous record the Brexit era deserves.”

March Of The Lemmings will be available to pre-order soon.


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Stewart Lee - March Of The Lemmings

As a Metropolitan Elitist Snowflake, Stewart Lee was disappointed by the Brexit referendum result of 2016. But he knew how to weaponise his inconvenience. He would treat all his subsequent writing, until we left the EU, as interrelated episodes of a complete work. The cast of characters include Lemming-obsessed Michael Gove, violent tanning-salon entrepreneur Tommy Robinson and Boris Piccaninny Watermelon Bumboys Letterbox Cake Disaster Weightloss Haircut Bullshit Johnson.

First published: Thursday 5th September 2019



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