* A reproduction of a rare 19th century volume on marriage for the 2.3 million grooms that tie the knot each year and the five million husbands in the country.
Originally written in 1899 and published by Thomas Burleigh in London, a rare edition of the 107-year-old work was procured by literary historian and author Michelle Lovric. This tome has been reproduced with attention to the finer details of its epoch-complete with simulated leather casing and a gilded emboss.
* A letter relating the history of Lovric's discovery accompanies the title. As Lovric explains, "What appealed to me most was the way in which the book dealt sensitively and directly with areas that are often blind spots for husbands: issues that seem small but which can in fact constitute huge betrayal in the hearts and minds of their wives."
* Lovibond writes on topics ranging from "The Honeymoon" and "The Wife's Purse" to "The First Baby" and "Second Marriages." On "The Choice of a Wife": "It is a fatal thing to form an impression at first sight, whether favorable or reverse, and let it run away with you. . . . The stupidest women are the most dangerous to the marrying man . . . a lack of ordinary intelligence can never be remedied."
Marianne has been staying in a watching old episodes of Sex And The City for two weeks now.
The women in the show remind Marianne of her and her friends.
Except that the women in Sex And The City never stay in for two weeks watching old episodes of Sex And The City.
There is a pop disco at the community centre tonight, but the word 'community' brings Davey out in a cold sweat.
Some people suffer from F.O.M.O., the fear of missing out.
Davey is delighted that he has F.O.J.I., the fear of joining in.
This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.
The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.
In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a 'tired and emotional' dad finds himself drifting off to the place where the Wild Dads went. 'Now party like real men!' he said. And there was never a manliness like it. In a riot of headbanging, air guitar and table football he finds himself at the centre of a great escape, but pretty soon he begins to miss the place he left behind...
Lovingly illustrated by the award-winning Sholto Walker, this little book is the perfect gift for new dads - or any parent who's ever wanted to run away from it all.