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Steve Savage Publishers Ltd
CoverLaughter Lines

Family Wit and Wisdom

James A Simpson
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also by James A. Simpson:

At Our Age
Holy Wit
Life, Love and Laughter
A Funny Way of Being Serious
The Magic of Words
More Holy Wit
Uncommon Sense
isbn 9781904246282 rrp 4.95 paperback 96 pages

An expanded collection of humorous stories focussing on family life from the author of Holy Wit, with this edition including some new stories.

'I have written it,' says Dr Simpson in his introduction, 'because I believe family life would be enriched if we took fun and humour more seriously.'

The royalties from this book will go to Cystic Fibrosis charities. From his books and speaking engagements, Dr Simpson has raised over 70,000 for Cystic Fibrosis research and support.


For 21 years Dr James A. Simpson was minister of Dornoch Cathedral in the Scottish Highlands. During his time there he not only served as captain of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, but wrote many books, some of which, like Holy Wit and Life, Love and Laughter, topped Scottish bestseller charts. Dr Simpson is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers, at home and abroad. He is also much in demand as an after-dinner speaker.

In 1992 he was appointed chaplain to the Queen in Scotland. Two years later he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Dr Simpson has long believed that in any lecture, discussion or debate a little comic relief does no harm, no matter how serious the topic may be.

'Crammed with jokes, aphorisms and humorous anecdotes.' -- Life and Work