The Guest from Hell

The Guest from Hell

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'Guesting is an art form. It takes a lifetime of practice to perfect the technique. Remember the 'Guest from Hell' is in reality a good guest. He or she helps hosts to pull up their socks, raise their standards. Armed with this modest tome you will never look back, and if you do you will observe the stunned but grateful disbelief of those you have just left...' Sixty 'chapters' are packed with hints, tips and downright practical advice illustrated with especially drawn 'Tottering' cartoons by renowned illustrator Annie Tempest. They will train the dear reader in the black art of making a complete nuisance of themselves at any gathering. This indispensable book will instruct on how to disrupt dinner parties, cocktail parties, weddings, and explain the don'ts of Christmases and birthdays. It will instruct on dealing with one's host's recalcitrant pet pooch and advise on perfect presents. Are you a smoker and your host is not? The answer is here. Like the place so much you want to stay all summer? The solution is here.
This book will be launched to coincide with the start of a major world-wide role out of 'Tottering-by-Gently' merchandise starting in the UK and US in the Autumn of 2000.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 175.26 x 248.92 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 colour illustrations
  • 0752841068
  • 9780752841069

About Alistair Sampson

Annie Tempest is one of the top cartoonists working today. Her creation 'Tottering by Gently' began as a strip in Country Life and prints now sell for many hundreds of pounds. Alistair Sampson owns Sampson Antiques in Mayfair. Sometime Barrister he is the author of four previous books. Annie Tempest is one of the top cartoonists working today. Her creation 'Tottering-by-Gently' which began as a strip in Country Life is now syndicated to 12 countries and prints sell for many hundreds of pounds. She was Strip Cartoonist of the year in 1989.
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