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This review is from: Curing Hiccups with Small Fires: A Delightful Miscellany of Great British Eccentrics (Paperback)
I was going through one of the 'Why Not' phases when you come across bargin books, although I was cautious considering the in depth review but 'Neutral' in 15/10/10. However 'Why Not' won out in this case. So bearing in mind there is a question of the accuracy of some of the entries it was still one of those books that you find yourself saying, 'err..I'll just read one more item then I must get on with...'. There are a few funny and a number of very interesting reads, however I was quite suprised how many of these characters just plain annoyed me by their antics. In this it was a reminder to me that eccentric is not always amusing, only at distance of time and place. (And also an example of the old adage along the lines of ' Rich and Influential are eccenrtic. Poor and lower classes are mad or criminals'