The Sickie

The Sickie - The Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups Series

Hardback (20 Oct 2016) | English

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Synopsis

The perfect companion for those extremely hardworking colleagues, who like to pull sickies . . .

'Lawrence and Ben are enjoying a bout of imaginary food poisoning.

Food poisoning is always good because it's over quickly and nobody likes to hear stories about toilets.'
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'When Jesse gets home from a very big party, he phones his manager and leaves a message. Now he does not have to get up early to call in sick.

'Calling the office at 3:07am is exactly what someone with a real cold would do,' Jesse thinks to himself as he falls asleep on his stairs with a kebab for a pillow.'
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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

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About the Publisher

Michael Joseph

Michael Joseph

The first ten paperback Penguin books appeared in 1935 costing 6d each (the price of a packet of cigarettes). Since then the Penguin list has developed enormously, but still aims to bring the best writing to the widest possible audience. Penguin Paperbacks now range from Booker Prize-winning contemporary authors, to mass market bestsellers, with successful history, biography and general non-fiction as well.

Book information

ISBN: 9780718184438
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Michael Joseph
Pub date:
DEWEY: 331.257620207
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 52
Weight: 126g
Height: 120mm
Width: 177mm
Spine width: 8mm