Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out
Penguin Books Limited, Mar 2, 2006 - Humor - 416 pages
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 ...
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Review: Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days OutUser Review - Mr. Carney - Goodreads
Funny and entertaining while still being informative and educational. What more could you want? Maybe a few more pictures of the various places but that's just being picky. Worth a look! Read full review
Review: Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days OutUser Review - Jo - Goodreads
I'm giving this full marks purely for the entertainment value. Lots of ideas for some pretty naff days out. Although, I have been to a couple of places mentioned lol!! Read full review