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TV Cream Toys Presents You Pestered Your Parents for by Steve Berry
  

TV Cream Toys Presents You Pestered Your Parents for

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TV Cream Toys Presents You Pestered Your Parents for by Steve Berry

Do you remember tearing down the stairs at five in the morning, in wide-eyed anticipation of the mountain of wrapped boxes under a Woolies' fireproof silver tinsel tree? Do you remember the sense of disappointment when what you'd asked for wasn't among them? Or - worse - when you found a cheap, knock-off version of a toy you really wanted? Lavishly illustrated and with over 300 colour photographs, TV Cream Toys celebrates the presents that we hoped, wished and prayed would turn up in the Christmas stockings of yesteryear. From Big Trak to Buckaroo!, Mastermind to Merlin, Sorry! to Strawberry Shortcake, each peerless plaything from the '60s through to the '90s is examined and catalogued (in the Argos, rather than the scientific, sense). Culled from award-winning retro website TV Cream, this book lists a wealth of fondly remembered toys, games, and novelties, and unearths quite a few of the oft-forgotten classics that, even to this day, remain treasured in the hearts of our inner children. LET THE BLIZZARD OF MR MEN WRAPPING PAPER COMMENCE...

Reviews

'Hilarious and heart-warming...'
Richard Herring

'Brilliant, life-affirming and very, very funny...'
Ally Ross, The Sun

'Amazing... took me back to a forlorn, inner longing...'
Harry Hill

'Stirred up all kinds of nostalgic memories...'
Al Murray

'I only wish he'd called it F*** You, Father Christmas...'
Charlie Brooker, The Guardian

About the Author

Steve Berry

Steve Berry lives on the coast in Georgia, USA, with his wife and daughter. He is a lawyer who has traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and Russia. His first two novels, THE AMBER ROOM and THE ROMANOV PROPHECY, were US bestsellers; his third, THE THIRD SECRET, was a New York Times bestseller. His books have been translated into 29 languages.

Photograph © Joel Silverman

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Publication date

1st November 2007

Author

Steve Berry

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Author's Website

steveberry.org/

Publisher

The Friday Project Limited an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
www.harpercollins.co.uk

Format

Hardback
208 pages

Categories

Humour
Gift books

ISBN

9781905548279

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