Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe: Words of Wisdom from the Golden Age of Agony Aunts (Hardback)
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Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe: Words of Wisdom from the Golden Age of Agony Aunts (Hardback)

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'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.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780752226828
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 20 mm

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“perfect gift”

This is one of those books you can keep as an emergency present because you can give it to just about anyone. It's brilliant and so funny. The only problem is that you'll end up wanting to keep it for yourself.

Hardback edition
30th November 2009
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“Very funny Christmas gift for history lovers”

I bought this for my mother because she's interested in history and it's a beautifully packaged vintage-style hardback which I knew would make a great gift. I had trouble getting round to wrapping it because... More

Hardback edition
8th November 2009
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