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Crap Towns Returns: Back by Unpopular Demand by [Kieran, Dan, Jordison, Sam]
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About the Author

Sam Jordison is a writer, journalist and co-director of Galley Beggar Press. He lives in Norfolk, but doesn't like to tell people exactly where in case they laugh.

Dan Kieran is Deputy Editor of The Idler, a bi-yearly British magazine. He is a writer, editor, and CEO and co-founder of the crowd-funding publishing platform Unbound.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 40190 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (10 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EDOC12O
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #291,417 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I love these books, having read the first two I knew what to expect. It's written in the same tone and with the same humour as the others and there are some interesting choices for towns in this one - some rather surprising! The only slight thing I think wasn't as good with this book was the cartoons - I did prefer the simplicity and cutting humour of the others - but that is a very minor thing. Loved the book, couldn't put it down!
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Funny, funny! But they should have visited Yeovil! Even Poundland has shutdown for goodness sake! It is dire. And we had a quick mac then left quickly! And don't get me started on Poole! You would think being located in a posh area that swanky shops, trendy coffee houses and lovely shopping centre but alas anothe crap town!!
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A little disappointed. I'm not sure this is quite as good as their other 'crap town' books. Somehow the observations seemed less witty and clever. Maybe it's me or maybe it's because something like this does not work quite so well in a recession. That may seem like a paradox when everyone (including town planners) are strapped of cash and small shops are closing by the minute. That said there were some funny entries and any fan of the 'crap series' should add this to their collection.

But this is all about crap towns so I'm afraid the final appendix - not so crap - was totally misplaced although I liked the entry for Hackney.

Sorry, London has its problems and is far too expensive but it did not deserve the No 1 slot especially after the 2012 Olympics.
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Fantastic and amusing read - full of local pics from locals. And in a more serious not hopefully will make some councils (doubt it though) really look at what they are doing.
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I bought this book in a pound-shop for no other reason than that it had kept me entranced at the bookshelves for so long, I felt compelled to buy something and leave. I’d naturally expected it to be 95% crap, but it turned out to be one of the most entertaining and informative resources on British towns – better than, say, Bill Bryson or the BBC. Not merely for the journalistic independence of the contributors and editors, but frankly because they are able to show absolute bias without fear of censorship. Who knew that Boston in Lincolnshire was an important town until the 17th century, when one-third of its population fled to Massachusetts, hence the name of the state capital and the fact that absolutely nothing has happened in Boston, Lincs since that time. Or that Newhaven in Sussex is so depressing that even a fleeing Lord Lucan favoured a midnight cliff dive over a protracted escape. Or that by simply living in Brighton I am 75% certain to be a massive cock (as distinct from merely possessing such a thing). Worth up to three quid of anyone’s money. But don’t pay £10 for it. It’s still full of crap.
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Bought as a stocking filler for Christmas. It's ok. Thought there would have been a lot more photographs and colour photographs as opposed to black and white ones. It's ok - glad I didn't pay £10 as per the RRP. Needs more photo's to illustrate the towns and colour!
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I chuckled and laughed out loud. Cruel, a bit cynical (truth hurts). As a near-Sotonian I could be aggrieved by the inclusion of Southampton, but it is a bit of a dump (in places).
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what a surprise to find my home town in it!! Bought as a stocking filler for a friend. this book has been passed round to so many people . simple idea - but sooo funny
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