Thomas Hodgkinson

How To Be A Real Man

Mr Jones Rules: How To Be a Modern Man

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The Man's Book

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson 192pp £19.99 order from our bookshop

Every now and then, a book comes along that makes you ask yourself: why didn’t I think of that? In this instance, I’m referring to a volume that contains within its slim covers every essential piece of information that a man is likely to need in order to be a man; a manual of manliness; an elegant bible packed with facts, and padded, but not puffed, with original observations that are always provocative, and often profound. But first let’s deal with Dylan Jones’s book.

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