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on 14 September 2011
Really good book, very weird but awesome and funny, would recommend it to my friends, I usually show it off to friends whenever they come over. Hopefully part 2 coming out someday!
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on 2 September 2013
Bought this book for my brother for his birthday, he said it made it to his coffee table (which is a good thing), haven't seen it myself yet.
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on 19 July 2011
What a fun idea for a book! Absolutely hilarious. Sometimes you do walk past something odd or funny in the city and wish you'd taken a picture of it. A very funny book, heartily recommended.
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on 13 April 2015
RECOMMENDED!!!
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on 21 January 2016
amusing book
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on 27 April 2015
great book
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on 25 December 2011
A quite brilliant book of photgraphs capturing the more obscure, funny and cringeworthy locations and moments in London. From Kebab shops and advertising hoardings with signs in broken English to things that are so daft that you have to wonder how the person that caused them manages to stay alive in London today!
Very funny and well put together. Don't hestiate to buy.
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on 23 August 2012
Book received within time stated, well packed and exactly as described. Shows a new light on everyday things/happenings in London.
Very good
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on 12 January 2015
good
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A mildly amusing book with a few really fun photos amongst all the amateur mediocre ones. The 106 show what you can expect to see in various parts of down-market London though I think it's possible to see most of the these in any major UK city. The majority of photos show the predictable defaced posters and signs with a few hand-lettered ones. Other shots show the falling apart environment, like an abandoned car full of weeds or a bike padlocked to some railings but minus both wheels and a saddle.

This has all been done before though and I think rather more successfully. The Caravan Gallery from Portsmouth has produced two lovely photo books: Is Britain Great?: The Caravan Gallery and Is Britain Great? 2: The Caravan Gallery that captures the holes in the fabric of contemporary life. The really nice thing about the books is that none of it is contrived or false and the layout also look far superior to the London title which is really just full of nothing more than amateur snaps.

Patrick Dalton's book features several quirky London shop fronts. A really big selection, from around the country can be found in Guy Swillingham's: Shop Horror: The Best of the Worst in British Shop Names. The art of the pun name clearly hasn't deserted the Nation's retail owners.
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