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The Guardian Book of April Fool's Day Hardcover – 15 Mar 2007

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press; First Edition edition (15 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184513155X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845131555
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,745,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A book for everyone who likes a good joke -- Classic FM Best books for April 2007 Chris Powling

A merry little book; you'd need to be very po-faced not to enjoy it -- Spectator 31 March 2007 Bevis Hillier

A timely book -- The Sun April 3 2007

Synopsis

There was the legendary "Spaghetti Harvest" on BBC Panorama in the late 50s, and "The Guardian's" entire travel supplement in the 80s devoted to the imaginary island of Sans Seriffe. And these days the 1st of April is not complete without an obligatory spoof story in all the national newspapers, on the Today programme, whether it be a Sun exclusive about the Queen going to the bookies or the Independent's more esoteric revelation that the theme-tune to The Archers was to be spiced up and modernised by Brian Eno. Now, for the first time, Martin Wainwright tells the history of how "April Fool's Day" first came about, when it developed into a media phenomenon, and collects all the best examples from across the world of April Fool spoofs over the years. He also looks at the effects of the best tall stories - how people were taken in - and finds the most laughably incredible stories published on April 1st that were actually perfectly true. This will be a book the media will love to talk about on and around 1 April, and also a perfect gift book and offbeat work of miniature social history that will sell all the way up to Christmas.

And just to ensure the book is a talking point, the author will ensure that at least one story quoted as an April Fool spoof from the past is actually a flagrant invention of his own to fool the reader.

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