A Bit of a Do

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HarperCollins UK, Nov 22, 2012 - Fiction - 400 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

The White Wedding
The Dentists Dinner Dance
The Angling Club Christmas Party
The Charity HorseRacing Evening
The Crowning of Miss Frozen Chicken UK
The Registry Office Wedding
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About the author (2012)

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 twenty novels, David is best known for his two TV hit series A Bit of a Do and for The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. David Nobbs died in 2015 at the age of eighty.

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