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The Book of Heroic Failures

£8.99
ITEM CODE: 24319
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Over 250 hilarious flops, faux pas and foul-ups from the latter half of the 20th century. Includes the exploits of the least successful psychic; the fastest own goal; the tourist w...
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Over 250 hilarious flops, faux pas and foul-ups from the latter half of the 20th century. Includes the exploits of the least successful psychic; the fastest own goal; the tourist who spent two days in New York believing it to be Rome; the man who wrote an English-Portuguese phrasebook without knowing either language; the critic who reviewed the wrong show; and the Mexican convicts whose escape tunnel surfaced in the courtroom with the judge who sentenced them. Encompassing work, sport, politics, crime, entertainment, travel and much more. A side-splitting selection of human incompetence; focusing mainly on the 1970s and ‘80s. A selection of material from the handbooks of The Not Terribly Good Club of Great Britain, a tongue-in-cheek society to celebrate ineptitude, which closed in 1979.
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20 x 13cm
270 pages
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Overall product rating 5/5
10 May 2020
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