"What makes this book extraordinary … is not the autism of its author but Cutler’s ability to articulate subtle shades of feeling in prose that feels both rigorously precise and uproariously funny. By its unexpectedly heart-wrenching conclusion, Keep Clear has delivered the reader into a world transformed by being glimpsed through the eyes of another — the reward of all superb writing."
— Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes
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It is only after a crack-up, at the age of 55, that Tom Cutler gets the diagnosis that allows him to make sense of everything that’s come before, including his weird obsessions with road-sign design, magic tricks, spinning tops, and Sherlock Holmes. Tom explores his eccentric behaviour from boyhood to manhood, and shares his autistic adventures in offices, toyshops, backstage in theatres, and in book and magazine publishing houses, as well as on — or more often off — roads. This exceptionally warm, bright, and moving memoir is alternately strikingly revealing, laugh-out-loud funny, and achingly sad.
"Made me laugh aloud and often." — Kate Kellaway, The Observer
211 Things a Bright Boy Can Do is the essential life-skills handbook for bright boys of every age, featuring all those subjects they don’t teach you at school or Scouts. If you reached adulthood without learning the rules of conkers, or how to put a ship into a bottle, or how to take off your pants without removing your trousers, this is the book for you. Divided into handy sections, this fascinating volume contains easy-to-follow tutorials and priceless tips.
"Absolutely hilarious ... a great laugh on every page. Just the book for a bright girl to curl up with on a rainy afternoon!!" — Marilyn Davies, Amazon reviews
211 Things a Bright Girl Can Do is the essential life-skills handbook for bright girls of every age, featuring all the subjects they don’t teach you at school or Guides. Girls, learn how to do a handbrake turn, estimate the size of a gentleman’s tackle, and do your own Brazilian, using these easy-to-follow tutorials and priceless tips.
"An amazing compendium." — Robin Ince, Radio 4
Have you ever found that once you are between the sheets Madame Bovary is too heavy, magazines are too slippery, and The Guns of Navarone too long? In that case A Gentleman's Bedside Book is perfectly designed to satisfy those final moments of the day with facts, stories, ideas and instructions that will help every bright boy become a smarter man with a well rounded curriculum of lessons in Science, English, Home Economics, R.E, Modern Languages, P.E, Art, Music and Woodwork.
A lucky dip of bedside derring-do, humour, and oddity, this book is constantly surprising, ridiculously fascinating, and very, very funny.