The Encyclopaedia of Guilty Pleasures

The Encyclopaedia of Guilty Pleasures

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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!show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 134 x 192 x 38mm | 458.13g
  • John Murray General Publishing Division
  • John Murray Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 100 line illustrations
  • 0719561388
  • 9780719561382

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 Supplementshow more

About Simon Trewin

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