Times have changed since "Aesop's Fables" and the rules of life are not quite the same. This collection of modern-day parables and reinterpretations of traditional stories reveals 25 morals for the 1990s.
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This a cruel, nasty, lawyer-friendly little world where 'moral' is a dirty word. Yet most of us feel we need some code, some philosophy to cling to as we slide down the razor blade of life.
And here it is.
Let's face it, nobody believes in the Ten Commandments these days; pretty much anything is acceptable – as long as you can get away with it.
And if you're young, blonde, drive a BMW and have a good lawyer, you probably will.
So forget all those dull but worthy stories they tried to fool you with at school. In such pithy, perky and perniciously funny parables as 'Arthur and the Nights on the Round Table, The Empress's New Summer Range' and 'The Ugly Gerbil' you'll find the true rules of life in the nineties.
Colin Bowles was educated at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and the Sorbonne, gaining master degrees in Nuclear Physics, Mathematics and English Literature by the age of twenty-three. In 1976 he climbed Mount Everest and won three gold medals at the Montreal Olympics.
In 1987 he won the highest civilian bravery award for an unsuccessful attempt to seduce Margaret Thatcher.
He has been married three times, to Michelle Pfeiffer, Isabelle Adjani and Susan Sarandon.
When not writing he undergoes treatment for delusional fantasies at a West Australian psychiatric hospital.
What you hold in your hand – the one holding the book anyway – is not just the morals of a Greek, but a guidebook to life itself in the 1990s.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008718