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Cautionary Tales
Chris Addison

Classification : Humour
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Hodder & Stoughton
Page Extent : 112
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9780340920701
Price : 650

About the book

These are dark days. The world is seething with imbeciles and poltroons. Everywhere the careless and thoughtless are charging about the place in hulking 4x4s, or inviting Channel 4 to come around rather than clean their own homes. So comedian Chris Addison has written CAUTIONARY TALES FOR GROWN-UPS -  poems in the style of Hilaire Belloc or Struwelpeter, to illustrate the dangers of modern behaviour.

The tales include:
 
* The Gloucestershire Horse Club, Who posed Naked for a Charity Calendar.
* Phillip, who talked only in Management Speak
* Myfanwy, Who answered an Email from a Nigerian Bank Manager
* and Fiona and Dave, who had a Wacky Wedding

Sparklingly wicked and cunningly illustrated, this is a hilarious Struwelpeter for the twenty-first century.


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Chris Addison

Chris Addison is an acclaimed stand-up comic and actor. He has been twice-nominated for the PERRIER AWARD at the Edinburgh Festival and twice-nominated for the Barry Humphries Award at the Melbourn...(+)

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