A Brit Different celebrates everything that makes Britain great. A dazzling array of comic competitions including cheese rolling, custard pie throwing, nettle eating and gravy wrestling are brought to life in this beautifully illustrated collection of the most quaint, quirky and downright ridiculous contests on the British sporting calendar.
With full details and humorous reports from 50 eccentric events taking place across the country, in all four seasons, this is the most comprehensive illustrated guide to the weird and wonderful side of Britain.
Explore the hidden depths of bog snorkelling, get up close and personal at the shin kicking contest or try your hand at wife carrying races. Watch sheep racing, hen racing and snail racing. Play swamp soccer, charm worms, shoot peas, and race lawnmowers, prams and tin baths. Whatever floats your competitive boat, A Brit Different will arm you with all the practical information you’ll need to watch or participate in these incredible events.
Available 21 May 2010.