Ben Le Vay's Eccentric Britain

Ben Le Vay's Eccentric Britain

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A Tesco on every corner, Boden catalogues piled through the letterbox, and Center Parcs holidays - Britain has been overrun by all-pervasive corporate sameness. Or has it? Ben le Vay - expert on all things eccentric - reveals the quirky gems hidden near your home: hotter than the spice girls everywhere, Norfolk's fascinating Mustard Museum; Devon's Gnome Reserve, home to over 1, 000 of Britain's beloved garden characters; or the fourth Earl of Dunmore's eccentric home, The Pineapple. Encompassing eccentric pastimes, aristocrats and bizarre last wishes, Ben le Vay's Eccentric Britain is both a humorous and entertaining read, as well as practical guide to some of Britain's most peculiar and unexpected monuments, gardens and museums. Benedict le Vay is a features editor on a leading British newspaper. He spends his spare time researching zany facts about the British and their way of life. He is also the author of Bradt's Eccentric London and Britain from the Rails.More than 70 vintage Hoovers, Electroluxes, Kirbys, Dysons, etc. a#39;All Ia#39;ve ever wanted is to work with vacuum cleaners, a#39; says James Brown. Ita#39;s actually a shop in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, called Mr Vacuum Cleaner, which sells and repairsanbsp;...


Title:Ben Le Vay's Eccentric Britain
Author: Benedict Le Vay
Publisher:Bradt Travel Guides - 2011
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