I bought this on the strength of the previous publication from these people, the Framley Examiner, which I bought on the strength of a 2 hour "laugh-fest" at the site. I wasn't disappointed when I bought that book, but I have to say I am with this effort. It's got the same sort of surreal style as the original, but it goes overboard in many respects, and it can get quite weary to read (the overuse of colours doesn't help). I read it mostly in short bursts, just to get through it, and put it back on my shelf. I've re-read the original book numerous times, but it's going to take some sort of holocaust to get me to re-read Historic Framley.