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Hardback 170 mm x 295 mm x 28 mm
345 pages excluding index.

Written in an entertaining way, this book is nevertheless a mine of useful information, providing, as it does, "essential lessons in everything you need to be a fully functioning adult" Useful illustrations along with some wacky drawings.

Everything, from how to mend a hole in your pocket (with an accompanying elaboration of the practical history of pockets") how to blow dry your hair straight (don't tell the GHD makers!), how to find water (when you are not a camel), measure for a bra, and treating a burn (serious stuff)

There are several chapters each in sections entitled Home and Garden, Health and Beauty, Travel and Sports and Accidents and Emergencies.

Stuff you didn't know you should know, stuff you are delighted to now know, stuff you hope you never need to use and "thank heavens I can do that now" stuff.

This would make a great gift - or a useful household tool, if you can't live without it after receiving it. But be aware, there are a few sections that are not Boy Scout friendly - for mature readers.

My remaining copies have been on display but are gift quality. Price has been reduced though - so buy now for gifting.

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  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

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