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Wherever you go, take this book!,
This review is from: Far from the Sodding Crowd: More Uncommonly British Days Out (Hardcover)
Ha ha, excellent. I've often wondered why we Britons seem to have centralised our leisure and entertainment. Or indeed, why it has been done for us. In days gone by, an evening at the cinema, pub, club etc would mean taxis or buses to different venues. Nowadays they seem to be all under one vast shopping centre roof. I mean, how can we possibly get excited by going to the far end of a shopping centre on a Saturday night - to the local Beefeater - to the dancing? This book sorts us out. I've visited a couple of the more wayward attractions listed and they're well worth it. The Blantyre Tie Museum was very interesting. They have over 50 ties from around Britain, in several different patterns and colours. My favourite was dark blue with white horizontal stripes. Another good day out was to the Wishaw Tiger Club. Obviously they don't have any live tigers, only a couple of stuffed ones. However they have loads of photos and if you want to talk tigers then the club members are for you! Jason Hazeley has done an excellent job with this book and will encourage a few more of us to tear ourselves away from the mainstream, drink real ale, watch BBC2 and holiday in Cornwall.