The Man Who Ate the 747

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Pan Macmillan, Aug 3, 2001 - Boeing 747 (Jet transports) - 272 pages
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A gloriously romantic comedy about love, life and scrap metal.J.J. Smith is an official keeper of world records. Wherever he goes, would-be record holders vie for his attention. But J.J.'s boss says his records are dull. Either he comes up with something special for The Book, or he's fired. So when J.J. hears about someone who is rumoured to be eating a 747, he has to check it out. Soon he finds himself in Superior, Nebraska, where Walter Chubb is, indeed, in the process of consuming an entire airplane, hoping to impress Willa Wyatt, the editor of the local newspaper, whom he has loved ever since she was the only guest who turned up to his tenth birthday party. Richly romantic, joyful and tender, The Man Who Ate the 747 stretches the imagination, bends the laws of physics and takes you on a whimsical flight of fancy. 'Ben Sherwood is a modern-day Mark Twain who writes of small-town America with love, affection and with a definite twincle in his eye. A delightful and surprising book from start to finish' Fannie Flagg 'A brilliant idea, brilliantly executed . . . a genuine, old-fashioned tale of romance' Daily Mirror

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The man who ate the 747 was an interesting book that had some romantic parts but also some intense parts as well. This book was a great example of something that you didnt want to stop reading or ... Read full review

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John Smith is a Keeper of Records for the world-famous Book of Records. For the past 14 years, he has traveled the globe to verify records in innumerable categories, making his work the family that he ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Ben Sherwood is also the author of The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud. Educated at Harvard and Oxford, he lives with his wife and son in New York and Los Angeles.

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