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    • ISBN:9781472142368
    • Publication date:06 Jun 2019

The Older Person's Guide to New Stuff

From Android to Zoella, a complete guide to the modern world for the easily perplexed

By Mark Leigh

  • Hardback
  • £9.99

A humorous, illustrated guide to 'new stuff', including vocabulary, for older people.

A handy guide for anyone who says, 'The Facebook' or 'The Google' or who asks, 'Do they deliver emails on Sunday?' This is a book for the elderly and not-so-elderly who are bamboozled not just by the technology of the contemporary world, but also various modern concepts and conceits that the more youthful take for granted.

It explains a host of modern concepts and technologies that have entered everyday use and parlance but which are alien (and possibly frightening) not just to the elderly - but probably also to anyone over 45. These concepts are universal and should therefore appeal to readers in the UK, Australia, US and Europe.

The definitions are all real, but entertaining, making use of easy-to-understand 'real world' references or examples to explain them.

Biographical Notes

Mark Leigh's career has taken him from working as a scriptwriter for TV comedy acts such as Hale and Pace, through the 'Mad Men' world of advertising copywriting to developing concepts for radio and TV comedy shows and writing bestselling humour books. Over the past twenty years he has written or co-written dozens of books, including titles with Chris Tarrant and Roy Chubby Brown. Mark lives just outside London in Surrey.

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  • ISBN: 9781472142375
  • Publication date: 06 Jun 2019
  • Page count: 240
  • Imprint: Robinson
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