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A Fete Worse than Death Paperback – 7 Jun 2004

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing; New edition edition (7 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755311914
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755311910
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,231,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Iain Aitch never set out to be propositioned by a dog-bitten Pagan at Stonehenge on Midsummer's night, but these things happen when you travel round England looking for those people for whom the phrase 'summer madness' seems to have been invented. From historical re-enactors to giant vegetable shows at village fetes, Wiltshire crop circle fanatics to Cotswolds shin-kickers, Blackpool stag parties to Cornish pasty sailings - Iain Aitch takes all these in his stride as he goes in search of the English at play in the sunshine (well, occasionally). This is a truly unique and hilarious journey to uncover the bizarre array of hobbies, pastimes, fetes, festivals and fights that occupy the English in their time off.

About the Author

Iain Aitch is a young journalist who writes for the Guardian and the Independent. He contributes a regular column about pranks and hoaxes for Bizarre magazine, and he has been nominated for European Internet Journalist of the Year 2002 for his work on the cutting edge Ammo City website.

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