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Shit London

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by Patrick Dalton
Shit London and its follow-up companion Shit London 2 by Patrick Dalton, subtitled "snapshots and even more snapshots of a city on the edge", present photos of the capital as it is lived in: full of the humour its inhabitants add to everyday signs and notices, intended or accidental puns on signs reflecting London’s diverse population not always at ease with the peculiarities of the English language, questi...
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Cycling's Strangest Tales: Extraordinary but true stories

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by Spragg, Iain
Welcome to the weird, wonderful and two-wheeled world of cycling. Though this isn't the usual side of professional cycling the newspapers report. This is the real world of cycling, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the sport's bizarre history! Cycling is nearly two hundred years old. The velocipede invented by Baron Karl von Drais in 1817 started the craze for the two-wheeled machine that has ha...
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Shit London 2

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by Patrick Dalton
Shit London 2 and its predecessor Shit London by Patrick Dalton, subtitled "snapshots and even more snapshots of a city on the edge", present photos of the capital as it is lived in: full of the humour its inhabitants add to everyday signs and notices, intended or accidental puns reflecting London’s diverse population not always at ease with the peculiarities of the English language, questionable design cho...
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London Underground's Strangest Tales

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by Spragg Iain
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of London's Underground, or as it is affectionately referred to, the Tube. Though this isn't the usual side of the Tube the tourists, travellers and residents see. (Though, of course, they do see a great deal of strangeness in their daily commutes!). This is the real Underground, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of what happens hundreds of metres below mill...
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Yorkshire's Strangest Tales

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by Rustamova Leonora
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Yorkshire, or as it is sometimes beautifully referred to, God's Own County. Though this isn't the usual side of the county the tourists, travellers and residents see. This is the real Yorkshire, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the county's bizarre history - past, present and future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes...
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London Companion

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by Swinnerton Jo
* Whose head fell off London Bridge into his daughter's lap? * How do you make Big Ben gain two-fifths of a second? * Who sold Buckingham Palace to an American tourist? * Which London citizens are allowed to herd a flock of sheep over London Bridge? * Why did John Etherington's top hat get him arrested in Mayfair in 1797? * Which Londoner embalmed his wife and displayed her in a glass cabinet in his front r...
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England my England

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by Hanson, Gerry
A delightful, wide-ranging anthology about England and the English over the centuries - songs, poems, hymns, letters and prose - this compendium is entertaining, witty, lyrical and heart-warming. With contributions from Sir Thomas Beecham, Rupert Brooke, William Blake, Noel Coward, Rudyard Kipling, John Betjeman and many more, there is also a chapter entitled 'As Others See Us', which includes George Mikes'...
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Lost in Translation: The English Language Taken Hostage at Home and Abroad

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by Stone Chris
Lost in Translation is 140 wacky, weird and wonderful snapshots of the English language being abused abroad and at home. Whether it's dodgy grammar, bad spellings or just plain old terrible translations, Lost in Translation demonstrates how the world's favourite language is treated when it goes on holiday. From hilarious street signs to dreadful translations to an assortment of wonderful unintentional wordp...
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Lost In London: Adventures in the City's Wild Outdoors

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by Scott Lucy and Smith Tina
Contrary to popular belief, London isn't all grime and crime. Despite the endless maze of paving, commuter rat race and never-stop, never-rest attitude, there's another side - a natural side - unearthed in this beautiful new book. Lost in London is for those who aren't in love with the capital's dynamic pace and crowded tubes. It's for those who crave the slower, sweeter side of the city. From orchards in S...
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Rude London

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by Dalton, Patrick
Rude London is 130 of the funniest, rudest and real photographs of London caught with its proverbial pants down. From hilarious real street signs to real pub names to an assortment of weird, wonderful and rude shop names, as well as the unexpected comedy that lurks on on every street corner, our beloved capital city is up to its knees in wonderful muck. Rude London expresses our pathological human need ...
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The Olympics' Strangest Moments

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by Geoff Tibballs
Geoff Tiballs’ wonderful collection The Olympics' Strangest Moments: Extraordinary But True Stories from the History of the Olympic Games (Portico, 2012) is a selection of the most unusual, jawdropping, and just plain bizarre moments in over a century of modern Olympics history.
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London's Strangest Tales

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by Tom Quinn
London’s Strangest Tales is your alternative guide to the capital, unraveling some of London’s best kept secrets and packed with amazing things you didn't know about the city - such as the fact that it’s still forbidden to run, carry an umbrella or whistle in Burlington Arcade or why, for centuries, many Londoners chose to go to prison to get married! From the medieval human lavatory to the monarch who show...
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Chateau Monty

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by Monty Waldin
Chateau Monty sees top wine critic and author, Monty Waldin, put his money where his mouth is and pack it all in to make wine bio-dynamically in rural France.
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Feet of the Chameleon - The Story of African Football

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by Hawkey, Ian
Feet of the Chameleon - The Story of African Football is the prize-winning book by Ian Hawkey which traces the development of the world’s favourite sport through the tangled history and complex social and political life of the African continent.
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Vive le Tour!

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by Brownlee, Nick
Vive le Tour! by Nick Brownlee features amazing tales from the Tour de France, bringing you up to speed with the event’s always exciting and sometimes controversial past, present and future. The victories, triumphs, celebrations and scandals are all here, as is a look at the unparalleled feat of Lance Armstrong’s seven wins, as well as the London prologue of 2007.
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Campbell's Weather Compendium

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by Harry Campbell
* A rich, informative and entertaining compendium of weather facts, weather stories and weather-related fun and trivia! * The perfect beach-side companion - or if it's raining outside - the sofa! * From the author of Whatever Happened To Tanganyika? Weather. There's no escaping it. Good, bad, glorious or indifferent, it's always there, looking down on us. When two Englishmen meet it's the first thing they d...
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Kent's Strangest Tales

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by Latham, Martin
Following on from the bestselling Strangest title London's Strangest Tales comes Kent's Strangest Tales - a book devoted to the weird and wonderful side of the home county many people believe is the 'The Garden of England'. Located on the bottom of the Old Man of England's bottom, Kent is a county with more strangeness than you can shake a strange-shaped stick at. Home to historically-rich towns such as Can...
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Vive Le Tour!

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by Brownlee Nick
The Tour De France is one of the most revered, thrilling sporting events in the world, not to mention one of the most physically exhausting. Every year top cyclists from around the globe break speed records and push themselves harder and faster in pursuit of the legendary yellow jersey. Vive le Tour! is the ultimate guide to the competition's heroes, cheats, controversy, extreme terrain, triumphs and traged...
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Cornwall's Strangest Tales

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by Grego Peter
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Cornwall, or as it is sometimes obscurely referred to, Merry Jack. Though this isn't the usual side of the county the tourists, travellers and residents see. This is the real Cornwall, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the county's bizarre history - past, present and future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book de...
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365 Reasons to be Proud to be Irish: Magical Moments in Ireland's History

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by Happer, Richard
365 Reasons To Be Proud To Be Irish is a year-long scenic route of jolliness taking in the quirky events, inventions, traditions, people, places and characters that make Ireland a country worth celebrating every day of the year. Within this humorously illustrated and entertaining book you'll find a historical year's worth of the discoveries, delights and derring-do that make Ireland a place to love and cher...
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