Don't Tell Mum

Hair-raising Messages Home from Gap-year Travellers

Emily Monk Simon Hoggart

RRP: £7.99

4 September 2014

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782393719

RRP: £2.99

4 September 2014

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782394808

Sunday Telegraph Humour Book of the Year

Hilarious – Daily Mail

A hilarious and invaluable insight for gap-year travellers into what to avoid out there.

The email home is an essential part of every gap-year traveller’s journey. Where once the news of narrowly surviving a bus crash on the dirt-roads of India, waking up to gunfire in Honduras or fending off marriage proposals from complete strangers would have made it home only on the back of a slow-moving battered postcard, these days those tantalizing details and terrible mistakes are now recorded immediately and distributed liberally for every friend and family member to wince at.

In Don’t Tell Mum, Simon Hoggart and Emily Monk have collected together the funniest, most surreal, most alarming gap-year emails into a treasure-trove of correspondence. Accompanied by their wicked commentary, Don’t Tell Mum gives the aspiring traveller the low-down on what not to do when trotting the globe.

Simon Hoggart’s two previous bestselling books: The Cat that Could Open the Fridge and The Hamster that Loved Puccini.