The Worst Case Scenario book comes with a stack of useful and potentially life-saving information for your edification and well-being. And then there’s alligator wrestling. Anyhoo, that aside, if you’ve ever wanted to know how to land a plane (preferably not on a river), break down a door efficiently or get yourself out quicksand – hey stuff happens on the way to the deli, right? – then this is your tome. Send a copy to an investment banker near you now. £9.95.
This beautifully presented book is crammed full of tips and tricks on what to do if in a potentially life-threatening situation. Amongst other things, it will teach you how to fend off a shark, how to escape from quicksand, the safest way to jump from a moving car and how to survive an attack from a poisonous snake. Or, if your life isn’t a glamorous combination of jungle treks and escape from kidnappers, more day to day situations are also covered, such as the best way to break down a door or take a punch, and how to break into and hotwire a car (your own of course, when you’ve lost your keys ? this isn’t some sort of criminals guide.)