Mr Wonderful Takes a Cruise: The Adventures of an Old Age Pensioner

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What happens when an ex-Tory MP and Senior Citizen decides to take a walk round modern London? Real London. Beyond Kensington & Chelsea. As far, even, as Tooting- It all started when Sir John Nott decided to take up ballroom dancing. He was due to take a cruise and he was sure there would be proper dancing. He looked up Ballroom Dancing in the Yellow Pages, as one does, and discovered the Mr Wonderful Ballroom Dancing Lunches. After one trip to a Mr Wonderful lunch in Bromley the onetime Defence Secretary was hooked. And so began an extraordinary odyssey, in which Sir John discovered a whole new side to Britain. Travelling from Bromley to Balham, Tottenham to the East End, he encountered a wholly new breed of Englishman. In the name of research he risked reconnaissance to China Whites, Spearmint Rhino and the Countryside March. His adventures are irreverent and hilarious, his targets as obvious as New Labour, the Tory conference and EU farming regulations, but his best moments come in places as surprisingly diverse as a white van, a happy-clappy church and Tooting market. A blue-blood Tory gets to grips with his country and has a lot of adventures on the way. A truly original book.- -'Who would have thought that John Nott had so much of interest to tell us.' Paul Routledge, Daily Mirror--'A superb memoir.' The Times--'John Nott's memoirs catch fire.' Douglas Hurd, Guardian

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"I can't get over the sheer joyous surprise of Mr Wonderful...Politicans aren't meant to be this witty and rebellious" -- Daily Express

"Lap dancing, lingerie and Viagra. The hilarious (and astonishing) confessions of a Cabinet Minister growing old disgracfeully" -- Daily Mail

"Nott has found a voice that is part Alan Clark, part Alan Titchmarsh" -- Country Life

"one of the funniest books for years...a revelation" -- Evening Standard

"provocative, hilariously funny and the most explicit diary to have been written by a retired politician" -- Frances Hardy, Daily Mail

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An original, funny and occasionally outrageous account of a journey round modern Britain

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