A Bit of a Do by David Nobbs

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From the author of the Reginald Perrin series comes a classic tale of two families, one posher than the other, set in a Yorkshire town.

‘I’m the groom’s father. You’re the bride’s mother. It’s their wedding day.’

When Ted Simcock, maker of toasting forks in a small Yorkshire town, tries to avoid the inevitable with beautiful dentist’s wife Liz Rodenhurst, his anguished attempt fails utterly, with huge consequences for both their families.
From one awkward ‘do’ to the next, via a dentists’ dinner dance and the Crowning of Miss Frozen Chicken (UK), the fall-out touches everyone, but none more than Liz’s husband Laurence and Ted’s wife Rita, the unexpected heroine of this tale.

Charting the relationship of newlyweds Paul and Jenny, along with the infamous coupling of their respective parents, Ted and Liz, this book will have you cringing, crying and laughing out loud.

 

About David Nobbs

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David Nobbs’s first break as a comedy writer came on the iconic satire show That Was The Week, That Was, hosted by David Frost. Later he wrote for The Frost Report and The Two Ronnies and provided material for many top comedians including Les Dawson, Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd and Dick Emery. Apart from his nineteen novels, David is best known for his two hit TV series A Bit of a Do and The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. His new radio series With Nobbs On aired on Radio 4 in 2012.
 
Published November 22, 2012 by Harper. 400 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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