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Thank you. Yes, thank you, each and every one of you who voted for How Not to Murder Your Grumpy in the People’s Book Prize. I am touched by all of your support and wonderful comments that you left about the book. The book has gone through as one of the 2013/2014 finalists.

I have been squealing in delight all morning. I even hugged my own Grumpy at breakfast and made him grumble more than usual.

You are simply the best. Thank you from me and thank you from Mr Grumpy too.

How Not to Murder Your Grumpy cover frontHow Not to Murder Your Grumpy

as featured on fifteen BBC radio shows!

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Is your Grumpy Old Man getting under your feet? Is he wrestling with retirement? Are you wondering if you should bundle him up and entrust him to basket-weaving classes? Then this book could be the answer to your prayers. This light hearted guide is packed full of lively ideas, anecdotes and quips. Not only does it set out to provide laughs, but offers over 700 ideas and ways to keep a Grumpy Old Man occupied.

From collecting airline sick bags to zorbing, you will be sure to find an absorbing pastime for your beloved curmudgeon. There are examples of those who have faced extraordinary challenges in older age, fascinating facts to interest a reluctant partner and innovative ideas drizzled, of course, with a large dollop of humour.

Written tongue-in-cheek, this book succeeds in proving that getting older doesn’t mean the end of life or having fun. It provides amusing answers to the question, “How on Earth will my husband fill in his time in his retirement?” It offers suggestions on what might, or most certainly might not, amuse him. Ideal for trivia buffs, those approaching retirement, (or just at a loose end) and frustrated women who have an irritable male on their hands, this book will lighten any mood and may even prevent the odd murder.