Buy Used
+ £0.00 delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Infinite_Books
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Order will be shipped within 24 hours from our UK based warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. We offer a full money back guarantee should you not be satisfied with your order in any way.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Guardian Book of April Fool's Day Paperback – 1 Mar 2008

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press (1 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845133447
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845133443
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,994,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description


"* 'A merry little book: you'd need to be very po-faced not to enjoy it' Spectator"


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 April is not complete without an obligatory spoof story in all the national newspapers, on the Today programme, whether it be a Mail 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. 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.

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 1 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

1 April 2008
Format: Paperback
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?