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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd (4 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408131315
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408131312
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jonathan Eyers does not like writing about himself in the third person, but apart from that he was born in Essex and lives in North London. He studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and currently works as an Assistant Editor for a major independent publisher.

His first children's novel, "The Thieves of Pudding Lane", will be published by Bloomsbury in October 2014.

He blogs about books and writing at

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dan Carlisle on 8 Mar 2011
Format: Paperback
Books like this are few and far between. Usually you will end up with either a tome of jargon filled with multiple sources to verify each fact or something so flippant even schoolchildren would turn their noses up at.

Thankfully this book gets it just right. References to other parts of the book throughout mean it's easy to use the book as something to dip into for a few minutes rather than the usual read from A to B. And while the book itself is no tome by anybody's standards, you will finish with such a wealth of knowledge that you will likely surprise yourself. You will definitely know what to look out for on your next boat ride...

This is a great little book that shows you the truth behind some of the superstitions you may have thought you knew, and many that you didn't! It was a delightful way to spend a few hours on a Sunday.

It's a witty read, informative and well written; a perfect storm.
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