Tom Shields Goes Forth, Paperback

Tom Shields Goes Forth Paperback


Tom Shields Goes Forth is definitely the last collection of 'bits' from his diary column in The Herald, before old age and infirmity force him into early retirement.

A compendium of fun, insult and malapropism, Tom Shields Goes Forth delves irreverently into every aspect of Scottish society.

Like the author's newspaper diary, this is a quirky, witty commentary on life as we know it.

Casting a scrupulous eye over the humdrum aspects of society that we mere mortals take for granted, Tom Shields revels in the inconsistencies and incongruities - and other longish words - of everyday cultural artefacts.

For those unfortunate enough to have read the first three books in the series, Tom Shields Goes Forth is the icing on a cake which has entertained generations and endangered that common species: boredom.

Packed with what the author considers to be funny jokes, anecdotes and waggish observations, this book is a collection for those who believe that life is best lived with more than a generous pinch of salt and with the tongue lodged firmly in the cheek.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, b&w photographs
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
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  • Category: Humour collections & anthologies
  • ISBN: 9781840183924



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