Books

Talking Dirty

Carole McKenzie

‘Women should be obscene and not heard’ – John Lennon

‘The only unnatural act is that which you cannot perform' – Alfred Kinsey

‘Fat people are brilliant in bed: if I’m sitting on top of you, who’s going to argue?' – Jo Brand

‘What most women want is not a man who ties you to the bed but one who unstacks the dishes while you watch The Great British Bake Off’ – Harriet Harman

Throughout the centuries, talk of sex has proved irresistible, producing wide-ranging responses, contradictory remarks, denouncements and appraisals; something seen as harmless by one is often condemned as damnable by another.

Whatever your sexual preferences, Talking Dirty is a hugely entertaining treasury of wit on this endlessly entertaining and controversial topic.

Wise Women

Carole McKenzie

'A woman is like a teabag - only when in hot water do you realise how strong she is' - Nancy Reagan

Women are never at a loss to express themselves, and smart women will have something to say for every occasion.

Wise Women is a hilarious, ribald and revealing collection of observations and inspirational quotations reflecting the wit and intelligence of women across the ages. Those quoted range from Dorothy Parker to Joan Rivers, Mae West to Joan Collins, Queen Victoria to Princess Diana, Joanna Lumley to Pamela Stephenson, Beyoncé to Adele, and Cheryl Cole to Lady Gaga.

The famous and infamous of theatre, film, politics, philosophy and literature are featured, waxing lyrical on numerous topics from affairs, ageing, men and motherhood to sex, work and what women want!

Biography

Carole McKenzie is a former teacher who later moved into management training. Having coached hundreds in the art of public speaking, she has since written several books on the subject, as well as three other anthologies of quotations. She lives in Kinross, Scotland.