Everyone should have their own specific stupid project sometime in their life. This is the tale of one such project - an odyssey exploring some of the more bizarrely named places in Britain, created by a man who maybe took it to extremes - a serial 'pointless project' delinquent. More than just a laugh out loud travelogue, this book charts the highs and lows (mainly lows) of a lifetime of misguided obsession. This is the tale of a marsupial Elvis, an alternative Ten Commandments, stolen inventions, the quest for the perfect dog, biscuits brown, shootings, a monkey being hanged...and much, much more. Whether the hero is corrupting cowgirls in New Orleans, enraging Russians in the Arctic Circle, disobeying orders in Berlin or reinventing legends in Washington - it doesn't get much better than this. (Unless it's watching repeats of 'Sgt Bilko', with a cup of tea and a packet of chocolate hobnobs). Reviews of the book have compared the style and humour to Bill Bryson, Nick Hornby, Dave Gorman, Ellen De Generes, Billy Connolly and even Sue Townsend's 'Adrian Mole's Diary'. The end result is a book that has its own unique style - humorous, informative, entertaining. nEvery time you read it, you find something new. I challenge anyone to read this book and not laugh out loud.
Publisher and industry reviews
Bill Bryson with a bayonet... thoroyghly recommended (Officer Life Magazine) If the type of humour that Bill Bryson, Nick Hornby and John O'Farrell excel at appeals to you, then you're likely to enjoy Shakespeare My Butt! ...Highly recommended (Soldier magazine) Funny, informative, self-mocking and addictive. It's either laugh out loud funny or painfully true (The Review Centre)
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