If you like this blog, you’ll love ‘A Brit Different’, but don’t just take my word for it.
Listen to what Ian McMillan (presenter of The Verb on Radio 3) had to say about it in the final gathering of the Radio 2 Book Club in 2010, as he joined Simon Mayo to discuss some of his favourite books of the year.
Here were his comments as posted on BBC Radio 2 website afterwards:
“This book is full of joy and delight and glee and eccentricity. It’s an illustrated book of ridiculous British competitions, from The World Pea Shooting Championships in Cambridgeshire to The Mince Pie Eating Championship in Wookey, Somerset, via the Ossett World Coal Carrying Championshipsâ€¦”