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Mark Love , Jacqui Saunders
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Book Description

29 July 2011
Conversations from the buses, boardrooms and bars of Britain Think you've heard it all before? Think again with this hilarious collection of conversations from around Britain, overheard at tourist hotspots, in queues, at work and on public transport. Packed full of verbal wit and gags it is guaranteed to get people talking and remember the stupid things that they have overheard. Microcosm A tired looking mother stands hands on hips in the play park watching her two young children tumble in the dirt. MOTHER: (shouting) Jordan! Syria! Play nice! Casanova on the 137 A young Casanova is chattin' on his mobile, while sitting on a bus. CASANOVA: I am so glad you called sweet. Yeaaaahh. Girl I ain't sitting on no bus. I'm here, driving, yeah? Yeah, well you soon see it girl. You gonna come out with me tonight? Cooool. I'm sooo glad you called yeah? I was thinking 'bout you!let's meet up!where? Okay I'll take you there!Yeah I'll take you there girl. I won't bring my wheels if we'ze going there. Thas alright. Thas alright!I'll be there. What's your name girl..? I know what your name is girl, I want you to spell it. Donna, Dana! D-a-n-a yeah? I knew that. I am sooo glad you called yeah?I was thinking 'bout you. A hilarious record of what people really do say. Watch out-you never know who might be listening!

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (29 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007284276
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007284276
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mark is a freelance writer, and editor and has worked on a number of print publications and web/TV tie-in projects including, In Search of Shakespeare, Celebrity Big Brother 7 and Restoration. He was also a contributor to the Emmy Award winning TV comedy series Smack the Pony. Jacqui Saunders has previously worked as a hand model, a muralist, an illustrator and a set and party stylist. She is currently a lecturer in art and design and writes for an interior design publication. Jacqui and Mark are married and live together with their two children in Bedfordshire.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing 18 Mar 2009
This should be just my kind of book. I was very intrigued by the premise and thought that it would indeed be a 'hilarious collection of conversations...packed full of verbal wit and gags'. However, it turned out to be a tedious collection of mind-numbingly boring conversations. (I actually heard 3 funnier conversations on a recent train journey from London to Newcastle the other day and I wasn't researching for a book on the topic.) It was only my principle of always reading a book to the bitter end that kept me going, having to plough through rubbish like the following:

ALANA: Miss. Is Van Gogh spelt G.O.T.H as in goth?
MRS GREEN: No Alana. It's spelt G.O.G.H not like goth as in Gothic.
ALANA: (sniffy): And what's wrong with goths?
MRS GREEN: Absolutely nothing. In fact, my husband used to be one.
TIM: Your husband? What, Mr Watts?
MRS GREEN: Nooo, Tim. Mr Watts is married to Mrs Watts. Mr Watts is simply my department head. We work together. We are not married. Contrary to popular opinion, not all teachers are married to each other.
TIM: Do you mean Mrs Watts the Italian teacher?
MRS GREEN: (sighing) I think we'd better stop this conversation now.

Don't waste your money on this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant social commentary 12 Jun 2010
This book has a good few laugh out loud moments and is lovely to dip into. The story about the child in the supermarket and the bricks had me weeping.
i think unintentionally tis is acting as a marvellous piece of social commentary. When historians try to picture life in 2010 was like in Britain they could do a lot worse than look here! i would love one of these books from every decade in history.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A really good laugh 30 Aug 2012
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Very enjoyable book - some parts made me laugh out loud. Easy to read and a good way to pass the time. Recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it.. 29 Dec 2009
By Velvet
I enjoyed it. Some conversations may be 'boring' but then some conversations are not... Real life has a mixture of conversations. I did feel it odd however, that the doc / patient conversation was 'overheard' but that could be because either the wife/gf/student doc was with the doctor or recorded by the patient. Conversations are a valuable part of social history and we should have more books like this. I can't wait to go home and finish it!
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