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The Resource The man who dropped the Le Creuset on his toe and other bourgeois mishaps, Christopher Matthew ; illustrations by Tony Ross

The man who dropped the Le Creuset on his toe and other bourgeois mishaps, Christopher Matthew ; illustrations by Tony Ross

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The man who dropped the Le Creuset on his toe and other bourgeois mishaps
Title
The man who dropped the Le Creuset on his toe and other bourgeois mishaps
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Matthew ; illustrations by Tony Ross
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of Now We Are Sixty comes this collection of verse anecdotes which gently pokes fun at the pesto-loving middle classes.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1939-
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Matthew, Christopher
Dewey number
821.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.A862
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ross, Tony
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  • Middle-aged persons
  • Middle class
  • Humorous poetry, English
  • Literature
Summary expansion
The path trodden by the middle-aged middle classes in Britain, smooth though it may appear to the less privileged, is in reality a peculiarly dangerous one, dogged by its own set of terrors, pitfalls and opportunities for social humiliation. In The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on his ToeChristopher Matthew follows up the huge success of Now We Are Sixty with a collection of mordant, witty, cautionary verses on the subject of the British bourgeoisie and its foibles and failings.Not only can expensive, enamelled, cast-iron cookware be very dangerous in the wrong hands, but so too can Pilates, open-air opera in evening dress, weekending in Wales with a pug, gastro-tourism in Tuscany, the mid-life parachute jump as an alternative to physiotherapy, and pushing a trolley in Waitrose.As for the middle-aged Lothario's quest for a younger, Mark Two model, this can all too often end in ignominy rather than fun and games and feather boas in Cap Ferrat.Sharply observed and gloriously mischievous, The Man Who Dropped the Le Creuset on his Toe gently punctures the pride and sense of entitlement enjoyed by the pesto-loving middle classes
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The man who dropped the Le Creuset on his toe and other bourgeois mishaps, Christopher Matthew ; illustrations by Tony Ross
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780349139449
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780349139449
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The man who dropped the Le Creuset on his toe and other bourgeois mishaps, Christopher Matthew ; illustrations by Tony Ross
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Little, Brown, 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780349139449
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9780349139449
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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