The Encyclopaedia of Guilty Pleasures

The Encyclopaedia of Guilty Pleasures


By (author) Simon Trewin, By (author) Tom Bromley, By (author) Michael Moran, By (author) Sam Stall, By (author) Lou Harry, By (author) Julia Spalding, Illustrated by Kevin Spouls


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  • Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 192mm x 38mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 2 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0719561388
  • ISBN 13: 9780719561382
  • Illustrations note: 100 line illustrations

Product description

Featuring 1,001 fact-filled entries, including: Ant and Dec Hair Straighteners Center Parcs Deal or No Deal Panic-buying Christmas books Abba Roger Moore Bathroom cabinets (looking in other people's) The Chuckle Brothers Escape to Victory Pre-packed grated cheese Miniatures of spirits Top Gear Girls Aloud Not going to the gym Wine (the ridiculous charade of tasting it in a restaurant) Local radio DJs And 984 more!

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Contributions by Simon Trewin, Tom Bromley, Michael Moran, Sam Stall, Lou Harry and Julia Spalding; with illustrations by Kevin Spouls

Review quote

'This list of things and people we shamefully enjoy is toe-curlingly accurate' -- First Magazine 'Compare your appalling lapses in judgement to the rest of the nation' -- Financial Times 'My guilty pleasures - plural - are the novels of Jilly Cooper' -- Ian Rankin 'My guilty pleasure, when I've checked that my kids are in bed, is to settle down to a top night of watching fat American policemen chase juvenile car thieves through trailer parks somewhere in Florida.' -- Dom Joly 'I don't feel guilty about anything, pleasurable or not' -- Julie Burchill 'Compare your appalling lapses in judgement to the rest of the nation' -- OK! Magazine / Hot Stars 'Reading this book ! is in itself something of a guilty pleasure' -- Times Literary Supplement