Monday, 5 June 2017

Giveaway #630 : Win 3 x The Mills & Boon Modern Girl's Guide To Growing Old Disgracefully - closed - winners Katie Skeoch, Tracy K Nixon and Keri Jones


The Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guide to Growing Old Disgracefully, published on 25th May 2017, is the sixth book in the series, with previous titles including Turning Into Your Mother, Working 9 to 5, Happy Hour, Helping Yourself and Happy Endings.

Drawing on Mills & Boon’s heritage and experience of over 100 years’ publishing for women, the Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guides bring together nostalgic black and white archive photographs of twentieth century women and witty twenty first century commentary from a dynamic writing duo under the pen-name Ada Adverse.


“Ada Adverse” is a larger than life character who was (supposedly) brought up in a deeply puritanical household where looking at a cake was considered a decadence punishable by a night in the coal cellar. At the age of fifteen, she ran away from home and is now the world’s leading authority on Having Fun, which is definitely an actual job, and she has ‘Fungineer’ printed on her business cards to prove it. Ada’s hobbies include topiary, mazes, homing pigeons, flea circuses, embalming things, tattoos, pylons, and the films of Billy Wilder. Ada’s dislikes include predatory macaws and getting out of the wrong side of bed. The tone is set !

Packed with indispensable tips for embracing the onset of ageing, from how to know if you are attending an actual ‘dinner party’ to the indignity of not getting ID-ed in Asda, and covering crucial topics including causing havoc in the National Trust gift shop and losing your temper with the lady from ‘customer services’, the book is a hilarious catalogue of those ladies who are letting go of their boring, well-behaved younger self and embracing their adventurous, naughty side.

 

Readers may include some of the following:
· Those who have treated afternoon tea as an ‘all you can eat opportunity’
· Those who have realised they only ever hoover these days when they are expecting guests
· Those who flatly refuse to ‘act their age’

The fun, feisty and feminist annotations and hilarious vintage photographs make this the perfect present for a mother, daughter or best friend. It's great as a coffee table book, for dipping into for a moment of light relief when you have a few minutes to spare.

“Hilarious indispensable guides to life” – Woman and Home

“These tongue-in-cheek A-Z books provide laughs galore with advice on how to survive the modern world” – Bella Magazine

“This fun and feminist series of humour books celebrates the sisterhood with a wry smile” – Red

RRP : £6.99

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Mills & Boon (18 May 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0008244812
  • ISBN-13: 978-0008244811
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.3 x 18.4 cm



I have three copies of the book to give away to lucky Madhouse Family Reviews readers. Fill in your entries via the rafflecopter widget below.

UK only. Closing date : 20/6/17

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after 28 days, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

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46 comments:

  1. I love to grow old gracefully and embrace grey hairs!

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  2. i think im already growing old disgracefully but i would still love to be going to the pub with my chums

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  3. Flirt with whoever you like - no one will take you seriously anyway.

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  4. I think I'll also grow old disgracefully.....sure why not

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  5. I am not entirely sure I need this as I do intend to paint the town red instead grey but a few more suggestions to add to my list of must do disgracefully are always welcome

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  6. Say whatever I feel. But I usually do that anyway.

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  7. I do intend to grow old disgracefully by keeping dying my hair bright colours ;-) (laura jeffs)

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  9. Brilliant usable tips ! What's not to love x

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  10. I would love to grow old disgracefully because it would be exciting and I would be kept busy

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  11. I would love to grow old disgracefully because it would be exciting and I would be kept busy

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  12. No care what people thing of me just live to the full with a lot of laughter.

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  13. I'll be out on my kick scooter with my hair net blowing in the wind x

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  14. Making sure we have an in house girls night so the kids can roll their eyes at us!

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  15. Spencer Broadley9 June 2017 at 08:47

    I'd love to buy an old bus to preserve and drive round rallies, etc

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  16. I would stomp and cry if I don't get my on way..just like my children do lol

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  17. I'm already making plans! When my hair is naturally fully grey, I will stop dyeing it black and get the colour stripped, then go a rainbow of beautiful colours!

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  18. I'm dying my hair pink and going out on the razz!

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  19. Lived life behaving, working hard, looking out for and after others. Would be nice to have some me time, and our time now that I have fiancé. We would like to get Days Out, attend Events, Have Fun. Live what life we have to the full. Even though we do not have the health and energy we had when we were young. Sister says We are like a couple of kids, and why not.

    Spent our younger years caring for others. Though we still Care for others, we hope to have nights at the theatre, dine out, have adventures etc. Probably speak our minds, whereas when younger held our peace as advised by previous generation. Only live once :- Let's have fun. Where's the party, etc?

    Rachel Craig

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  20. I fully intend to re-pierce my belly button & get a tattoo!

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  21. I want to take up line dancing and wear cowboy boots, etc.

    Hazel Rea, @beachrambler

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  22. Some nights at the pub with my friends would be great

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  23. I'd love this for my mum, would be perfect!

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  24. Have entered, thank you!
    freedomofspeechwontfeedmychildren@hotmail.com

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  25. wear bright colours and listen to loud pop music!

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  26. Speak plainly and directly instead of walking on egg shells and worrying about causing offence.

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  27. I was a terribly 'nice' and obedient child so I figure I'm due a disgaceful end of life!

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  28. I seem to be developing wanderlust as I age. I want to live in a camper van and drive all over the world exploring new places :)

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  29. hi there, hope your enjoying the warm weather. Ive entered by the way :)

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  30. I'm just going to carry on being me :) I already have blue hair, tattoos and piercings lol

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  31. Keep my hair long and keep wearing my modern dress and never bother what anyone else thinks!

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  32. Id love to be able to embarrass my children just like all their poosplosions have embarrassed me!

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  33. this sounds fab -- fingers crossed

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