40 Humourous British Traditions

40 Humourous British Traditions

by Julian Worker


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Britain has many well documented, yet strange traditions such as Bog Snorkelling, Bonfire Night, Cheese Rolling and Haxey Hood. This book describes 40 more traditions in a similar vein, all of which are less well known.

Read about Turtle Rinsing in London, Arrow Catching in Staffordshire, and Animal Gambling in the Forest of Dean. Discover where a Duck Quacking contest, a Pipe Cleaner Festival, and a Thimble Throwing competition take place. 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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ISBN-13: 9781909220393
Publisher: Mirador Publishing
Publication date: 06/14/2013
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.24(d)

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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite 40 Humorous British Traditions by Julian Worker is a hilarious look at some of the strange traditions that Great Britain has. There are 40 stories that will have you gasping in disbelief, rolling your eyes, and laughing, perhaps all at the same time. Learn how to choose the next village idiot by dancing around a windmill – 3 sheets to the wind. Find out how to get to your nearest duck quacking contest or how to enter the thimble throwing contest. What has turtle rinsing got to do with the Royal Family? And read on to find out that you’ve been doing it all wrong – gambling should be done with animals, not money. And let’s not forget all the other wild and wonderful traditions that Britain seems to have. It’s up to you to determine if these are real or not. 40 Humorous British Traditions by Julian Worker was a somewhat strange read but, I have to admit, funny. I like the style of writing; it is very engaging and has an air of authority about it that makes you want to believe what you are reading, but I just couldn’t accept that these were real traditions! However, it is an entertaining read and it does present all sorts of visuals that kept popping into my head for days afterward, making me giggle. Good book, well written and very funny. I hope there is more in this vein from Julian Worker because he clearly has a talent for making people laugh.