“Although it’s really nice to meet you both, Mother and
Father have asked us not to spend too much time socialising with you.
They said they’ve spent a lot of money on our private
education and do not want to risk having our consonants being corrupted nor
having our vowels becoming contaminated.
I hope you’ll understand . . .”
Rich Upon Thames, Jules Ede’s
second Adult Humour book, takes us on a satirical journey, as we view a
spectrum of residents ranging from ‘comfortably off’ to ‘extremely wealthy’,
who have migrated to the respectable and genteel Victorian hamlets and boroughs
along the banks of South West London’s River Thames. It draws on situations the
author has observed, from conversations overheard, and situations experienced
whilst residing with his wife and children in one of South West London’s more
desirable and cosmopolitan locations.
following in a similar vein as the popular Adult Ladybird books, this book is
unique in its choice of subject. Although we may view this prosperous species
with a degree of amusement, and perhaps even a minority, with condescension,
the author would not be surprised if we might subconsciously be harbouring a
few molecules of envy.
original illustrations, by Yorkshire artist, Jane Peryer,
accurately reflect these honed narratives and portray the incisive humour
evident in each. You may even recognise certain individuals who have their
equivalents residing in your own local neighbourhoods...