What happened when former Tory cabinet-minister and now bus-pass wielding OAP, Sir John Nott, decided to discover modern London for himself? Real London. Beyond Kensington & Chelsea. As far, even, as Tooting...
It all began when Sir John decided to take a crash course in ballroom dancing for an upcoming cruise holiday. Whilst flicking through the 'Ballroom Dancing' section of the Yellow Pages directory, he chanced upon the Mr Wonderful Tea Dances. After a single 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 and began to question the notion of what, exactly, it means to be British in this day and age. In the name of research he risked reconnaissance to China White, Spearmint Rhino and the Countryside March. His observations along the way are irreverent and hilarious, whether venting his spleen over EU farming regulations, or enjoying a colourful wander round Tooting market.
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Mr Wonderful Takes a Cruise Sir John Nott 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. And so began an extraordinary odyssey, in which Sir John discovered a whole new side to Britain. Full descriptionReview:
"One of the funniest books for years... a revelation" (Evening Standard)
"Outrageous. Eccentric. Utterly frank" (Frances Hardy Daily Mail)
"Politicians aren't meant to be this witty and rebellious... Has there been a more droll comic persona since Henry Root or Wallace Arnold?" (Daily Express)
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