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    • Publication date:04 Oct 2007

Cautionary Tales

By Chris Addison

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Introducing a brilliant new talent to Christmas humour books - Chris Addison's Cautionary Tales for Grown-ups will appeal to fans of Andy Riley and Ricky Gervais.

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.

Biographical Notes

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 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. In December 2005 he was nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards for his role as Ollie in the BBC's new political satire, THE THICK OF IT. He writes for the Guardian and the Times. This is his first book.

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  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2010
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