Mayhem And Mischief
Mayhem and Mischief
Roald Dahl's Mischief and Mayhem
Trinity College Dublin is famed for the intelligence and innovation of its students. However, not all the undergraduates have devoted their talents to academia; instead they spent their time devising ingenious and hilarious pranks to play on the unsuspecting dons. This fascinating volume recalls some of the greatest stunts, japes and practical jokes in the University's history, including: a night-time escapade by the University Boat Club that plunged the town of Henley into darkness, the 'buildering' traditions of Trinity night climbers, the sticky-fingered activities of the Phil Society and its long-running rivalry with the Hist, and the exploits of future antiquarian and prince of mischief Andrew Bonar-Law.
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