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The Chain Of Curiosity Kindle Edition
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It won't surprise you to learn that as a Dane I have had a long association with [Lego]. (Indeed, if you have the average British person's knowledge of Denmark, you might be equally unmoved to learn that I was brought up by herrings and once met Hamlet's father.)
The pieces are composed of personal anecdotes and historical trivia. Sandi presumably trawls the internet for this stuff, but she succeeds in pulling up endless interesting factoids. Idi Amin kept films of "Tom & Jerry". Longfellow was the first American with indoor plumbing. "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is a coded Catholic catechism. Here's a story about a little girl visiting the studio of sculptor Gutzon Borglum as he chisels at a block of stone:
Lincoln's face was becoming recognisable and the child stared at the piece in amazement. "Is that Abraham Lincoln?" she asked. "Yes," Borglum replied. The girl shook her head and breathlessly asked: "How did you know he was inside there?"
The book is crammed with little smiles like that, and though they may all lie within the public domain, it is very pleasant to have them served up in snack-size nuggets like this. Attempts to retain all these oddities in your head are doomed to fail, as the book overflows with them. I give it 3 stars, since it's finally insubstantial; but it hovers towards 4 stars as a fun read.
Sandi is witty and well informed and every page of this book made me laugh.
I would definitely recommend this to take on a trip as it's very easy to dip in and out of. Buy it NOW!
We have booked to see her forthcoming live tour in the knowledge that we will be amused entertained and enlightened. This book does that too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's like reading lots of mini stories that aren't just funny but full of interesting facts about people or places.Published 21 days ago by Sarah Hazledine
Informative and highly entertaining !
Ideal for use on Kindle when grabbing a coffee break.
All exactly as described. Securely packaged. Very good value. Professional service; highly recommended.Published 5 months ago by Hale Man
Fun, facts, great 'dipping' book, by which I mean you can dip in and out of it (not put it in hummus instead of carrot batons). Read morePublished 5 months ago by K. Wilson
Great fun; have it on Kindle and was so delighted that I bought this hard copy as a Gift - which is being much enjoyed by the recipient.Published 6 months ago by JUDEMA
Brilliant. Full of Sandi's quirky humour. Only wish it was twice the sizePublished 11 months ago by JMac, England