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Paperback 112 Pages / Published: 04/10/2007
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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 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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9780340920725
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 86 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Extremely funny' * Stephanie Merritt, Observer *
'What could be more pleasing than to see annoying types getting their richly-deserved comeuppance? . . . Neatly and cruelly done and ingeniously rhymed' * Oliver Pritchett, Sunday Telegraph *
'His scathing wit deserves comic-laureate status.' * The Sunday Times on Chris Addison *
'The country's most erudite young stand-up.' * Guardian on Chris Addison *
'There aren't enough stars for Addison's show: he is erudite but not inaccessible or superior; confident withouth being arrogant, and the show is so well written and sharp that you will bore your friends for days afterwards quoting memorable lines from it.' * Stephanie Merritt, Observer *
'A clever sod.' * Metro *
'A load of Bellocs - and in a good way ... recommended' * Dave Crozier, Hampstead and Highgate *
'Shockingly good ... spot-on' * The Leeds Guide *

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“Amusing Modern Middle Class Moralising”

‘Cautionary Tales...’ is a collection of humorous rhymes, each of which deals with a different 21st century ‘sin’ and wreaks terrible (and often grotesque) vengeance on the perpetrator. The crimes against society... More

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