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FEAR OF LIONS
Amita Kanekar
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Potty, Fartwell and Knob
Russell Ash

Classification : Humour
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Headline
Page Extent : 256
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9780755316540
Price : 650

About the book
Russell Ash has trawled parish registers and censuses going back 900 years to compile the first ever complete book of breathtakingly unlikely-but-true British names. It features an incredible and diverse range of totally genuine names, evoking everything from body parts (Dick Brain), sex (Matilda Suckcock), illness (Barbaray Headache) and toilet functions (Peter Piddle) to food (Hazel Nutt), animals (Minty Badger) and places (Phila Delphia). Every single one has been checked for authenticity and its source is given, as well as extra notes where further fascinating illumination is possible. The book provides a rigorously researched yet laugh-out-loud overview of Britain's eccentricity through the ages.

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Russell Ash
Russell Ash has written and contributed to over 100 successful books, including over 20 years of Top 10 of Everything, Whitaker's World of Facts, Great Wonders of the World, The Impressionists and the...(+)
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Top 10 of Britain (HB)
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