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Chin Up Britain

Jenny Eclair

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Prose: non-fiction, Humour

CHIN UP, BRITAIN! is a tongue-in-cheek call to arms for people who want to see some sense restored to society.

Chin up, Britain! Now is the time to return to basic commonsense and embrace a new austerity. Can t afford a holiday? Slather on some sun tan lotion that smells of coconuts, at least you ll smell like you re on holiday. Don t know what to do with a left-over half a banana? Discard it surreptitiously on the floor of a government-owned building, accidentally slip on it and claim thousands of pounds of compensation. Can t afford new shoes? Polish your old ones. And if all else fails, why not sell your children on ebay?


In her inimitable style, Jenny Eclair brings you helpful and hilarious tips for changing the way you live, including beauty on a budget, identifying your swappable skills (burying dead animals, tuning a freeview box), improving manners on public transport, the fine art of out-presenting and a guide to gate-crashing.

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Jenny Eclair

Jenny Eclair is the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of the critically acclaimed novels Camberwell Beauty, Having a Lovely Time and Life, Death and Vanilla Slices, as well as the Richard and Judy Book Club bestseller Moving and the short story collection Listening In. One of the UK's most popular writer/performers, she was the first woman to win the prestigious Perrier Award and has many TV and radio credits to her name. She lives in south-east London.

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