Talk:Bert Fegg's Nasty Book for Boys and Girls

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Children's book???[edit]

I have to question whether those who categorized this as a children's book actually have ever seen the book in question. It is nothing of the sort. It is a parody of a children's book, to be true, but it is full of adult content and ends with a two-page, gore-filled illustration of Bert Fegg cutting open a monster and letting its entrails fall about. I believe the US edition might have actually be categorized as children's literarture (I have a copy of both the US and UK versions but the US version is packed away at the moment), but that's part of the joke. (That or a major screw-up by the publisher). I have removed all references to this being a children's book and am adding some additional text to indicate that it's a parody. 23skidoo 00:46, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Depends on your experience of it. I got it when I was about 7 years old and thought it was the best thing ever. Spewing entrails are the kind of thing kids like... or maybe I was just a weird kid. :-)

Could be a POV issue that would have to be left open. Terry Jones wrote other children's books so prob worth comparing with his other work. --Cnbrb 09:52, 26 July 2007 (UTC)


As no other thoughts have been added, it seems best to express this issue neutrally, i.e. open to interpretation. Have reworded article to this effect - leaves the point of view open. --Cnbrb 10:52, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

While reading the article on Terry Jones, I encountered this one... I think I remember reading this book as a child - aged 7 or 8 - having borrowed it from the library, no less...
Does the book contain a two-page diagram of the interior of an airliner, in which the passengers are sitting in individual bowls of jelly ?
86.25.122.91 (talk) 20:36, 5 June 2010 (UTC)


One of the jokes about this book is having the word "nasty" , associated with a book for "girls & boys". Obviously ,the horrific Dr.Bertram X.Fegg , feels this is the perfect book for children , considering his dislike for children. That said , it's a parody of the sorts of books foisted on British children of a certain age. What I question , is why it's linked as a "Monty Python" book ? It's clearly - always - been marketed as a Terry Jones & Michael Palin project , with zero input from Cleese,Idle,Chapman or Gilliam. Harvey J Satan (talk) 00:00, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Agreed. I removed the book from the Monty Python template and removed the template from the article. Garion96 (talk) 00:46, 25 January 2013 (UTC)