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Marsupial Elvis
 
The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
"One mans quest to read the Encyclopedia Britannica - fascinating and witty"
The Year of Living Biblically
The Year of Living Biblically
"Jacobs takes on another mammoth quest - to live the bible for a year - another must read"
Are You Dave Gorman?
Are You Dave Gorman?
"A classic by the Godfather of the pointless quest. Are YOU Dave Gorman?"
Join Me: The True Story of a Man Who Started a Cult by Accident
Join Me: The True Story of a Man Who Started a Cult by Accident
"The first, and still the best, by Danny Wallace - his accidental quest to start a Cult - oops sorry, a collective"
Shakespeare My Butt!: Marsupial Elvis to No Place ... Ramblings, Meanderings, Digressions... and a Dog
Shakespeare My Butt!: Marsupial Elvis to No Place ... Ramblings, Meanderings, Digressions... and a Dog
"A genuine laugh out loud book - more stand up comedy than litrature really. Superb.  A worthy successor to Danny Wallace and Bill Bryson."
Notes From A Small Island
Notes From A Small Island
"Bill Bryson at his best - enough said."
Mouthful of Rocks: Through Africa and Corsica in the French Foreign Legion (Jennings)
Mouthful of Rocks: Through Africa and Corsica in the French Foreign Legion (Jennings)
"Life in the French Foreign Legion - told as it is - with great wit"
Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers
"Great book on WW2 - and great TV series"
Wasting Police Time: The Crazy World of the War on Crime
Wasting Police Time: The Crazy World of the War on Crime
"If you don't find the book both funny and shocking - you must be the Home Secretary"
The Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment
The Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment
"Another life changing book - very interesting read."
Slaughterhouse-Five: Or the Children's Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death
Slaughterhouse-Five: Or the Children's Crusade, a Duty-Dance with Death
"Classic - if you haven't got into Vonnegut yet, here is the place to start."
Legionnaire: The Real Life Story of an Englishman in the French Foreign Legion
Legionnaire: The Real Life Story of an Englishman in the French Foreign Legion
"THE classic book about life in the Legion."
The One Hundred: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History
The One Hundred: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History
"What a fantastic project - and a superbly interesting read."