Birds, Bees and Educated Fleas - An A-Z Guide to the Sexual Predilections of Animals from Aardvarks to Zebras

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Februar 2015



'Birds do it, bees do it, Even educated fleas do it . . . 'So wrote Cole Porter in his famous song from 1928, 'Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love'. To which Bruce Montague, author of this enlightening and amusing collection, silently replied, 'Yes, but how do they do it?'Birds, Bees and Educated Fleas is an amusing A-Z of the courtship and mating habits of animals - including Homo sapiens sapiens. From well-hung South American drakes to shy camels arranging secret love trysts, female chameleons whose skin darkens when they're no longer in the mood to giraffes who swing their hips and swish their tails when they're feeling frisky, oysters that can change sex pretty much at will to stud rhinoceroses that can copulate three or four times a day for a week, this is a wide-ranging, light-hearted but well-researched look at the world of animal love and lust. Arranged alphabetically by species, here is the perfect handbook for any peeping Tom or Tomasina who wants to know what goes on in the animal world behind the - metaphorical - bedroom curtains.


After National Service attached to 656 Squadron, RAF, in Malaya, Bruce Montague trained at the RADA. In his early twenties, he joined the Old Vic where he appeared in several plays with Vivien Leigh. He has acted in over 300 TV productions but is probably best known for his five-year run in the popular BBC sitcom Butterflies as Wendy Craig's would-be lover, Leonard. More recently he returned to the theatre in musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof with Topol at the Palladium, Oliver! (as Mr Brownlow - three years at the Palladium), and Phantom of the Opera (two years at Her Majesty's). His latest TV appearance was as a guest star in New Tricks, and he will play Flo Ziegfeld in the West End production of Funny Girl, the first revival of the musical for fifty years. He has written several plays for the theatre and a number of scripts for the BBC, as well as screenplays, and he has written the lyrics and libretto for new musical, The Mistress, based on the scandalous affair between Admiral Lord Nelson and Emma, Lady Hamilton. His other books (all published by John Blake) include Wedding Bells and Chimney Sweeps, Birds, Bees and Educated Fleas, and The Book of Royal Useless Information, which he co-wrote with the late Noel Botham. He lives in Hove and has been married for fifty-three years to the actress Barbara Latham.

EAN: 9781784182298
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: John Blake Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2015
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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