I can’t resist sharing this with readers, for it’s priceless. The cover gives it away – three blokes, two of whom are wearing Breton caps, jawing on deck – while the dollybird does something with slices of bread below. She clearly is in need of this book’s advice about the necessity to use waterproof mascara, the benefits of the portable shower and remembering to take an extra jumper to avoid exasperating the man on board.
And to cap it all, there’s an introduction about how valuable all this advice really is – and all written by a man.
No, this stuff is not to be taken too seriously, though some of the advice on clothing, luggage and the rest is as true today as it has ever been. Still there is so much in here that sounds quaint and even funny to modern ears that I’m tempted to make a reading of this twaddle my first podcast!