Bollocks to Alton Towers

Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 02/03/2006
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Bollocks to Alton Towers
A homage to Great British days out
This is an interesting and entertaining collection of the unusual and downright bizarre days out that are available in Britain. I've already visied a coupl... READ MORE
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Synopsis

The British Lawnmower Museum, Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music and Mad Jack's Sugar Loaf. In a world of theme parks, interactive exhibits, over-priced merchandise and queues, don't worry, these are names to stir the soul. Reassuring evidence that there's still somewhere to turn in search of the small, fascinating, unique and, dammit, British.

In a stumbling journey across the country in search of the best we have to offer our intrepid heroes discovered dinosaurs in South London, a cold war castle in Essex, grown men pretending to be warships in Scarborough, unexplained tunnels under Liverpool and a terraced house in Bedford being kept warm for Jesus's return. And along the way they met the people behind them all: enthusiasts, eccentrics and, you know, those who just sort of fell into looking after a vast collection of gnomes ...

Makes you proud!

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141021201
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 344g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm

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