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

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HarperCollins UK, Sep 29, 2011 - Humor - 224 pages
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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.


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Wonderfully nostalgic.
A great look back at all sorts of bygone stuff (if you're about 40, you'll remember all this from your childhood). Separated into bite sized entries, it makes the perfect read
for when you're sat on the loo! Contains quite a lot of things that you won't have thought about in years, but will make you feel all warm and fuzzy when you do :-) 


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Where we walked and played commuted from
Where we shopped banked parked and hung
Where we learnt got into trouble and grazed our knees
Crushed beneath the wheels
Where we sat in the dark snogged and ate popcorn
Where we bought our sweets and comics
Where I have plonked everything else
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About the author (2011)

Steve Stack is the pseudonym of a well-known blogger and journalist. He has, under various names, written for The Times, Observer, Private Eye and The Guardian.

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