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    A Gentleman's Bedside Book: Entertainment for the Last Fifteen Minutes of the Day (Hardback) By (author) Tom Cutler

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    DescriptionHave you ever found that once you are between the sheets Madame Bovary is too heavy, magazines are too slippery, and The Guns of Navarone too long? In that case A Gentleman's Bedside Book is perfectly designed to satisfy those final moments of the days with facts, stories, ideas and instructions that will help every bright boy to become a smarter man with a well rounded curriculum of lessons in Science, English, Home Economics, R.E, Modern Languages, P.E, Art, Music and Woodwork. A lucky dip of bedside derring-do, humour, and oddity, written in his unique style by best-selling humourist Tom Cutler. Constantly surprising, ridiculously fascinating, and very, very funny. Includes such entries as: Human anatomy for the practical man; the most frequent dream subjects; delicious caustic curries you can make; Emergency meals from nowhere; Shaving: top tips from the pros; Deerstalkers and why they matter; How to grow a dashing moustache; How to open a Champagne bottle with a sword; Samuel Pepys: the rude bits; Best ever book titles; Tongue twisters; Those you may not marry, from The Book of Common Prayer; The worst ever movie dialogue; Useful foreign chat-up lines; An international swearing dictionary; filthy foreign food; Historic dumb predictions; The history of concrete; Dad rock; Coming out on top in a pub brawl; How to dissolve your wife; Mental arithmetic tricks for the practical man: ten tricks; Famous car crashes and victims; The seven habits of the highly effective Lothario; Really bad chat-up lines; Best urban legends: a list; Sword swallowing for fun and profit; How to develop a gigantic memory; Mind blowing mind reading for the complete novice.


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    Title
    A Gentleman's Bedside Book
    Subtitle
    Entertainment for the Last Fifteen Minutes of the Day
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Cutler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849015547
    ISBN 10: 1849015546
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    BIC E4L: HUM
    DC22: 082
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    Thema V1.0: WH
    Illustrations note
    B&W illustrations throughout
    Publisher
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Constable
    Publication date
    30 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    The son of a sex therapist and a sometime Dominican friar, he began his professional career with a number of false starts as a teacher, set designer, doublebass player, speechwriter, printer, toyshop manager, lyricist, wine waiter, City consultant, puppet maker, typographer, magazine editor, bandleader, portrait painter, radio reporter, cartoonist, and ghost writer for Cardinal Hume. Tom has written two acclaimed song books for children and his original ditty 'Pigs on Holiday' has been performed live, with actions, by Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein. He has written a number of comedy books including 211 Things a Bright Girl/Boy Can Do.
    Review quote
    A brilliant read. Who's Jack The perfect stocking filler for the man who has everything. Oldie Review. Living North