How to Get Things Really Flat

A man's guide to ironing, dusting and other household chores

Andrew Martin
AUD $29.95

I think, therefore I drop my clothes in a heap - Andrew Martin captures the essence of the lazy man about the house .

Martin is surprisingly well qualified to write a guide to housework for men. Not only is he a man himself, but he does a lot about the house. On purely humanitarian grounds he recently took over some of the ironing from his wife; he then branched out into bath-cleaning, dusting, washing up after dinner (when he wasn't going out), vacuuming (when the hoover was working), and loading the washing machine completely unaided.

For the purposes of this book, Martin has interviewed many experts. The fruit of his research include the answers to such burning questions as: 'Do I need to bother about the controls on the iron?'; 'Is dust dangerous?' and 'What is all that stuff at the Bottom of the laundry basket?'

How to Get Things Really Flat will amuse and instruct any man, forced at gunpoint by his significant other to read it.

Author bio:

Andrew Martin trained as a barrister before becoming a journalist and novelist. He has contributed to most national UK newspapers. His novels include five titles - The Necropolis Railway - featuring the young Edwardian detective, Jim Stringer. He has also written short stories and radio plays. He is married with two children and lives in Highgate.

Category: Lifestyle
ISBN: 9781906021467
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Short Books
Pub Date: December 2008
Page Extent: 240
Format: Book
Age: 0 - 0
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Subject: Household hints