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A Fete Worse Than Death: A Journey Through an English Summer
A Fete Worse Than Death: A Journey Through an English Summer
by Iain Aitch
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars Be prepared for odd looks, 19 Aug. 2003
This is so laugh out LOUD funny. Though there is no toe-sucking, so not sure what one of the below reviewers is on about - maybe she was a victim of his sharp tongue on his travels. Far funnier than the dullness of Bryson and every bit as engaging as someone like Pete McCarthy. Maybe she was someone he slagged off on the way round the country! Lots of acerbic witiness but not at the expense of engaging and informative clever prose. Hands on enough for those who like Hunter S Thompson but giggling on the bus funny like Tony Hawks or Jon Ronson. Best book about the English since H V Morton's 'In Search of England' and seeing as that was about 80 years ago this writer goes some. And he gets east anglia down to a tee!


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