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  • Published: 2 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781785037474
  • Imprint: Pop Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $24.00

The Frustrated Commuter’s Companion

A survival guide for the bored and desperate

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A commuting compendium for the bored and desperate

The perfect stocking filler for frustrated commuters everywhere!

Commuting is hell -- this is your survival guide

Delays, price rises, leaves on the line, rail replacement bus services, snowflakes, sunshine, rain, the list of excuses is endless. Forget enjoyment, commuting is about survival. This is your guide to getting to work and back again with your sanity intact.

Packed with quizzes (what kind of commuter are you?), trivia (the dirtiest seats on the Underground), tips and techniques (seat etiquette, armpit dodging), a commuter's lexicon (Comfort paradox, Seat remorse), complaint letter templates and more, this is everything you need to channel your fury and make the best of the journey to work.

This book is a call to arms and a sign of solidarity amongst commuters. Whenever you see a fellow traveller with a copy, give them the secret sign of the commuter: ignore them completely. But inside you both will know that you are part of a silent army.

We are commuters. We are coming. But we will probably be at least half an hour late.

  • Pub date: 2 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781785037474
  • Imprint: Pop Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Author

Jonathan Swan

Dr Jonathan Swan, who earned his medical qualification by correspondence, practices in North London on anyone he can stop for long enough in the street. He also holds a second honorary qualification from the Muswell Hill School of Hypochondria.

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Praise for The Frustrated Commuter’s Companion

“The train now arriving on platform one is on fire. Passengers are advised not to board this train.”

Bournemouth train station

“We are sorry to announce the cancellation of the 8.16 to Bedford. This is due to slippery rain”


“A Wallaby on the line between Huddersfield and Stalybridge is causing delays”

National Rail

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