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The Bumper Book of Curious Clubs [Kindle Edition]

Julian Dutton

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Book Description

Ever wondered what the world’s top 50 craziest clubs are? Well your long hellish wait is over. Leading English humourist Julian Dutton (Forthcoming BBC1 series 'Pompidou!' starring Matt Lucas, ‘The Big Impression,’ ‘Scoop’, ‘Secret World,’ 'Truly Madly Bletchley,' 'The Harpoon,') has been travelling the earth, from the icy slopes of Finland to the deserted foothills of Perivale, from the back-streets of Chicago to the upper hinterlands of West Bromwich, seeking out the most bizarre organisations who’ve ever parked their normality outside a scout hut, removed their anoraks and declared – meeting open!

The results of his amazing journey are recorded in this volume, described as 'Laugh- out-loud' by Vince Cable. Here you will meet the Middlesex Advanced Rocketry Society, the Arctic Morris Dancing Club of Helsinki, and the Semi-Colon Appreciation League. You will dance with the Polynesian Islanders who worship Prince Philip as a God, cheer on a Subbuteo Football Cup Final, and knock back sake at a Stag Beetle Fight in a cellar in Old Tokyo. You’ll become lifelong friends with a Dutch Balloon Twister, get some clandestine exercise with a Hotel Bed Jumper, and enjoy a slippery handshake with the Chairman of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association…

Mysterious Clubs of centuries past are also investigated. Did you know that beggars of the eighteenth century had a Trade Union? That there was a Society of Misers?

Packed with illustrations - described as ‘illustrations’ by Newt Gingrich - 'The Bumper Book of Curious Clubs' is a joyous celebration of eccentricity, a must for all those whose lives are quite frankly rubbish if they’re not seeking out the fantastical, the obsessive, and – in the case of the Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society – the borderline unhinged.

“Makes Louis Theroux’s ‘Weird Weekends’ seem like being trapped in a sort of grey room without windows,” – Jeanette Krankie.

“A light and humorous addition to any railway journey.” – The Aga Khan.

“I bought the book thinking it was the Haynes manual for the Rover 216! Imagine my surprise and delight when I found it was the first ever compendium of the world’s most eccentric clubs!” – Cher.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1227 KB
  • Print Length: 139 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #826,412 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Julian Dutton is a writer and performer whose work has won a British Comedy Award, a BAFTA, and a Radio Academy Gold Award. He is the co-creator, co-writer & co-star of the BBC TV comedy series 'Pompidou' starring Matt Lucas. Born in London, he has toured as an actor throughout the UK & Europe and as a comedian and impressionist has appeared in the West End supporting many of Britain's top comics like Harry Hill and Al Murray. He co-created, wrote & performed in BBC1's hit comedy series 'The Big Impression,' and his TV sitcom 'Scoop' ran for three series. He has written & performed in more than two hundred radio comedy shows and has had columns in 'The Sunday Times,' 'The Independent on Sunday' and the 'London Evening Standard.' Most recently he won the Radio Academy Gold Award for writing and performing in the impressions series 'The Secret World' with Bill Dare for BBC R4. A lifelong Shakespeare enthusiast, his book 'Shakespeare's Journey Home' is a travelogue through Elizabethan England, and his new book, 'Keeping Quiet: Visual Comedy in the Age of Sound,' ("A brilliant history of modern slapstick," - Harry Hill) is published in April 2015.

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