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

Tanith Carey

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

Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe provides an intriguing 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 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. 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe: Words of Wisdom from the Golden Age of Agony Aunts

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Humour
Format Hardback
Pages 240
RRP £9.99
Date of Publication November 2009
ISBN 978-0752226828
Publisher Boxtree
 

Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe provides an intriguing 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 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.

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Reviews

The Sunday Times

Lynne Truss

Principally, Never Kiss a Man in a Canoe tells us a lot about the secret worries of ordinary people, at a time when it was harder to share those concerns with friends and family... For me, though, the main interest of this book remains in how it testifies to the once great and glorious power of print — turning the fallible advice of journalists into a kind of holy writ.

08/11/2009

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