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Those Were the Days ... My Arse! 101 Old Fashioned Activities NOT to Do With Your Kids by Richard Wilson
  

Those Were the Days ... My Arse! 101 Old Fashioned Activities NOT to Do With Your Kids

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For when “the oldies” come over just a bit too Famous Five about their childhoods, a corrective from Richard Wilson who pokes a well-whittled stick at the treasured nostalgic pursuits of yesteryear. Really? He asks, was it so much fun, more like downright dangerous and liable to call down ‘Elf and Safety on your head – and in extreme cases – the Police. What’s wrong with the telly and the computer, the playstation and the iphone, much more fun and far less strenuous.

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Those Were the Days ... My Arse! 101 Old Fashioned Activities NOT to Do With Your Kids by Richard Wilson

Kids these days are all fat, lazy and thick and their parents don't know how to bring them up properly any more. They're glued to their phones, play too many violent computer games, communicate only in text-speak and as a result have no imagination or any 'proper' old-fashioned fun like we did when we were children. But is that really true? Were conkers, hopscotch and the hoop and stick really as stimulating as we remember? And were our childhoods as safe and carefree as the nostalgia-addicts would have us believe? Richard Wilson takes a cynical peek through time's rose-tinted spectacles at 101 'good old fashioned' childhood activities. From skimming stones to starting fires, he remind us of the harsh and often high-risk, homemade games of our wild youth, and leaves us wondering how we ever survived.

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'Richard Wilson is like the naughty kid poking the ant's nest with a stick.' Times Online

About the Author

Richard Wilson is head of comedy for Hat Trick Productions and executive producer of Have I Got News For You. He has also previously worked on Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Room 101. He is the author of Can't Be Arsed: 101 Things Not To Do Before You Die and How Not to Talk Like an Arse.

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Publication date

6th June 2013

Author

Richard Wilson

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Publisher

Portico an imprint of Anova Books

Format

Hardback

Categories

The Real World
Humour
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ISBN

9781907554995

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