Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe: Words of Wisdom from the Golden Age of Agony AuntsHardback
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- Publisher: BOXTREE LTD
- Format: Hardback | 240 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 20mm | 272g
- Publication date: 2 December 2009
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0752226827
- ISBN 13: 9780752226828
- Sales rank: 54,571
'Dear Ta-ra-ra, It surprises us to find that a girl sufficiently educated to write and spell well should be so deplorably ignorant of the common rules of society to think that she may go out alone with a young man in his canoe' - "Girl's Own Paper", 1895. "Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe" is a fascinating glimpse into our social past and harks back to a time when agony aunts played a pivotal role in society, advising men and women on love, sex, relationships and other taboo subjects. From advice on the immorality of reading a crime novel or riding a bicycle to Sunday school, to tips on beauty, etiquette and how to make a boy into a man, this wonderful book is a slap in the face for everyone accustomed to the politically correct advice of today, and is a tribute to the manners of the past that will make you grateful times have moved on.
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Tanith Carey first became fascinated by the curious world of agony aunts when she was working as Woman's Editor for the Daily Mirror. She now writes regularly for a huge range of women's magazines and national newspapers, including the Daily Mail and the Independent. Tanith was named Consumer Journalist of the Year in 2003 and was also nominated for the UKPG Scoop of the Year for her investigative journalism. She lives in London with her husband and their two children. Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe is her fourth book.