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When will my order be ready to collect? Britain has many well documented, yet strange traditions. This book describes 40 more traditions in a similar vein, all of which are less well known. Get ready for interesting characters, thought-provoking ideas, and strange events - all of which are fiction!

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Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Gabriel Farago. Book 4. Molly Fitz. J A Whiting. Kee Patterbee. Pete Brassett. Editorial Reviews Review Quirky and left field but fascinating - Amazon. Armchair travellers can discover where a Duck Quacking contest, a Pipe Cleaner Festival, and a Thimble Throwing competition take place. Former athletes and DIY enthusiasts can marvel at people's spitting, blowing, and digging exploits.

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I hope the book inspires people to go to Britain and seek out for themselves these traditions and similar ones. Why not take part in some of them?

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Try and beat some of the records set in these contests. Have your name remembered by people for hundreds of years as the person who has flicked an apple pip further than anyone else in the whole of human history. Be admired as the person who has best imitated a duck or been able to balance a sparrow feather on their finger for longer than anyone else ever has.

These records will provide you and your family with memories and a legacy that no one can take away. All the stories in this book are distinct and can be read independently; this is a book for the busy individual who has a spare five minutes to discover the secrets of Biscuit Rolling. See all Editorial Reviews. Not Enabled. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Write a customer review. Showing of 6 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I love it! Julian draws the reader in with Pythonesque persuasion, a boon if you are a Monty Python fan , and flavors with deadpan delivery such ludicrously hilarious traditions as: Arrow Catching in the Staffordhire, Moorlands, and Matlock Bath Hairy Legs Competition in Melton Mowbray Spoon Balancing from Todmorden Cirencester Duck Quacking Festival Feather Balancing from Rye Those are just 5 of the 40 amusing traditions listed and expounded on in the book.

Written with just the proper dash of believability, this is a book that will graciously transport the reader back to a simpler time, when the pace of life was slower, and opportunities for such tomfoolery were abundant. One person found this helpful. Format: Kindle Edition. From the publisher Readers will find out a lot about British humour by reading this book. Marvel at people's spitting, blowing, and digging exploits. All the stories are distinct and can be read independently; this is a book for the busy individual who has a spare five or ten minutes to discover the secrets of Biscuit Rolling.

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Britain is known for being full of odd, quirky people, much more so than the US and Canada but that is what makes them great! These traditions make me wonder WHY some are still going on, but tradition is tradition. Interesting, to say the least! While rummaging through NetGalley, I came across this one. Maybe the fifth time. I paid it little mind. Why would I? It held little promise. Plain as day, it just wasn't serious enough. That thought echoed, "Serious enough for what? For that, I enjoyed a good laugh at my own expense. Not the first time. A most recognizable voice inside me demanded, "Get the book Paul.

I listened and finally came to my senses. Now, about the book. Is it character-driven? Does it have a storyline?