It may be every teacher's secret fantasy to have a quickie with their beloved in the staff common room during parents' evening, but having the governors walking in and interrupting is not normally part of the equation (unless you're really kinky). When this happens to Charlie, he rapidly finds himself without job and fiancee. A disaster...or a new beginning? Charlie plays the field - and the field wins. Retreating to lick his wounds he returns to his biology textbooks and considers the nature of mating - why do we do the things we do. Darwin, Dawkins and the London Zoo gorillas all provide inspiration. And after some thought, he begins to implement an entirely new set of courtship rules.
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". . .It's faced paced and laugh-out-loud funny. . ." -- New Woman, Nov 2001
"...A very funny book for anybody who's ever been single. And that pretty much covers everyone..." -- Focus magazine, November 2001
"...Irreverent and saucy, this debut novel . . . is peppered with sharp, funny observations about the male perspective on the sex wars. . ." -- HELLO magazine 16th October 2001
"...This is an education for us girls without even trying - one hysterically good read!" -- 19 magazine, November 2001
"...comic genuis of the highest order, Asplin proves he is the new Ben Elton..." -- booksetc.co.uk
"T-Shirt & Genes" is the funniest debut novel since The Rachel Papers.. .the first blue-chip young novelist of the twenty-first century. Catch him if you can! -- Tony Parsons, author of Man & Boy
A smart, stylish and highly enjoyable debut, peppered with searing observations and irreverent wit. -- Emlyn Rees, co-author of Come Together
If you enjoy comic novels then T-Shirt & Genes by first-time novelist Richard Asplin is a must . . .a real winner. -- The Bookseller, 20th July
The funniest debut novel since The Rachel Papers. -- Tony Parsons, author of Man & Boy
Richard Asplin was born in 1972. He has been, among other things, a guitarist, film-critic, stand-up comedian, marketing assistant, shoe-fitter and men's underpant salesman. He lives in London with a girlfriend and two cats.
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Book Description ARROW BOOKS LTD, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99416840