/ Lead title 211 Things a Bright Boy Can Do is the essential life-skills handbook for bright boys of every age, featuring all the subjects they don't teach you at school or Scouts. / Quirky humour gift title, perfect for the Schott's Original Miscellany/Worst Case Scenario market / With cloth-bound binding and old-style line illustrations throughout, a great gift format and package / Perfect for boys from 8 to 80, plus a fun self-purchase with that unputdownable quality / Author is a great personality and will promote heavily
The son of a sex therapist and a sometime Dominican friar, Tom spent his early manhood in a desultory study of Fine Art and Philosophy at a cloistered university. He began his professional career with a number of false starts as a teacher, set designer, doublebass player, speechwriter, printer, toyshop manager, lyricist, wine waiter, City consultant, puppet maker, typographer, magazine editor, bandleader, portrait painter, radio reporter, cartoonist, and ghost writer for Cardinal Hume, before leaving the rat-race to spend more time with his slippers. Tom has written two acclaimed song books for children and his original ditty 'Pigs on Holiday' has been performed live, with actions, by Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein. He is a practising magician and member of the Magic Circle and in his spare time enjoys murdering Bach on the guitar.
'Silly -- but very funny.' The Sunday Times 'A witty, tongue-in-cheek manual.' Mail on Sunday 'Those who enjoyed Conn and Hal Iggulden's hugely successful Dangerous Books For Boys would be well advised to invest in this beauty too because it's every bit as delightful.' Hampstead & Highgate Express '!quirky and humorous!' Cork Evening Echo