I decided to buy the book after reading about it in the Independent newspaper and i certainly wasn't disappointed. It's full of interesting stories of both crackpot and clever ideas that never quite took off. Even ones that i had heard about included new information. Certainly recommended.
My 14 year old step daughter couldn't put it down. Hopefully now, she'll be able to keep us in the lifestyle that we would like to become accustomed. A thoroughly good book, that was entertaining as well as educational.