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  • Published: 15 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9780224096034
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $14.99

Tips for Meanies

Thrifty Wisdom from The Oldie


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Tips for Meanies is an irreverent collection of money saving tips, the perfect gift for the Meanie in your life

Tips for Meanies is an irreverent guide to thrift, the perfect present for the Meanies in your life that will equip them with new, versatile weapons for their armoury:

- Discover the penny-pinching potential of everyday miracle products, from toothpaste and vinegar to barbecue briquettes
- Find cunning ways to curb household shopping and energy bills
- Avoid pricey trips to the chemist by channelling the healing powers of cheap and easy home remedies

… everything Meanies need to keep their household clean, green – and very mean.

  • Pub date: 15 November 2014
  • ISBN: 9780224096034
  • Imprint: Square Peg
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Jane Thynne

Jane Thynne was born in Venezuela and educated in London. She graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English and joined the BBC as a journalist. She has also worked at the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Independent, as well as numerous British magazines. She appears as a broadcaster on Radio 4. She is married to the writer Philip Kerr. They have three children and live in London.

Martin Honeysett is a renowned cartoonist and illustrator, whose work has appeared in Punch, Private Eye, the Evening Standard, the Observer, the Oldie and many other magazines and newspapers.


Praise for Tips for Meanies

“A practical and amusing ode to thrift”

Jaz Elizabeth Crocker, Lady

“Thrift lovers will treasure this cornucopia of money-saving household tips”

Woman and Home

“If World War II comes back, this book will be invaluable”

Roger Lewis, Daily Mail


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