21st Century Dodos: A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff) (Paperback)
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21st Century Dodos: A Collection of Endangered Objects (and Other Stuff) (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 16/06/2014
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A fond farewell to the many inanimate objects, cultural icons and general stuff around us that find themselves on the verge of extinction.

We've all heard of the list of endangered animals, but no one has ever pulled together a list of endangered inanimate objects. Until now, that is.

Steve Stack has catalogued well over one hundred objects, traditions, cultural icons and, well, other stuff that is at risk of extinction. Some of them have vanished already.

Cassette tapes, rotary dial phones, half-day closing, milk bottle deliveries, Concorde, handwritten letters, typewriters, countries that no longer exist, white dog poo... all these and many more are big a fond farewell in this nostalgic, and sometimes irreverent, trip down memory lane.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007484669
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`Chummy 1970s and 80s nostalgia' GUARDIAN

`Best toilet book I've read in a while' BEN HATCH, author of ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET?

`A very funny collection of things that have gone out of fashion' JEN CAMPBELL, author of WEIRD THINGS CUSTOMERS SAY IN BOOKSHOPS

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“21st Century Dodos”

This is a great collection of all those things that you fondly remember from your childhood (yes even a young whipper snapper like me found plenty to part the fog of memory) that are either no longer in existence or... More

Hardback edition
7th May 2013
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“Loved Every Page”

How can it be so hard to review a book that had me sighing and nodding in agreement all the way through? A book that started so many conversations in this house .... "Oh, do you remember ......";... More

Paperback edition
19th July 2014
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“Delightful”

My attitude to change can be called ambivalent at best, so imagine my delight when I came across this wonderful collection of things from the recent past, either extinct or endangered. It’s a cheery and fond farewell... More

Paperback edition
22nd July 2014
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