Gripes of Wrath
This Book is Guaranteed to Make Your Blood Boil
By (author) Simon Carr
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Gripes of Wrath by Simon Carr
Book DescriptionThe Gripes of Wrath is the perfect gift book for the 'grumpy' generation. It is guaranteed to make you laugh - and also make your blood boil! This mind-blowing collection of absurd and yet completely true stories, rules, claims, and crazy legislation portrays the Britain that we have become, almost without realizing it. Political columnist Simon Carr has scoured national and local newspapers, Hansard parliamentary reports, the minutes of parliamentary committee meetings, statements from quangos and local councils to compile hundreds of true stories, anecdotes and events that will prompt the scandalized response of: 'I don't believe it!'. From political sleaze to massaged waiting lists, from barmy health and safety concerns to bizarre compensation claims, everyone who believes in justice, decency, fair play and common sense will find something in this attractively produced book to infuriate them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749950811
(197mm x 130mm x mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Simon Carr
Simon Carr has been the Independent's parliamentary sketch writer and columnist for the last five years, and is, by common consent, the rudest of them all. An engaging and amusing talker and writer, Simon Carr was speech writer for the prime minister of New Zealand from 1992-4.
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