James Proud (3)

Urban Legends: Bizarre Tales You Won't Believe

ISBN: 9781849539142

Author: James Proud    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

There are some stories that people will claim without a doubt are true. 'It really happened, to a friend of a friend!' Who knows if they have credibility or if ...


There are some stories that people will claim without a doubt are true. 'It really happened, to a friend of a friend!' Who knows if they have credibility or if they're the products of 'Chinese Whispers' and vivid imaginations? Whatever the case, some have become embedded in history and others have the potential to do so. This collection showcases the best of these fascinating - and sometimes creepy - tales and classic urban myths: whether you believe them or not, they have the power to unnerve and fascinate us all.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 09-09-2016


$27.99
Unusual Ways To Die

ISBN: 9781786852908

Author: James Proud    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Did you hear about… The Tennessee student who jumped into a laundry chute that was actually a trash compactor? The Swiss statesman butchered by an axe-wieldin...


Did you hear about… The Tennessee student who jumped into a laundry chute that was actually a trash compactor? The Swiss statesman butchered by an axe-wielding bear? The ancient Greek playwright struck by a tortoise falling from the sky? Over the ages, death has come in some very unpredictable forms. This irreverent little book gathers together some of the most peculiar and outrageous ways that people across the globe have met their untimely ends. Whether shocking or silly, these true stories are proof at least that the grim reaper has a strange sense of humour.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 128 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 11-06-2018


Tags: June 2018   Humour & Gift   History
$22.99
The Little Book of Massive Cock-Ups

ISBN: 9781786857828

Author: James Proud    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Did you know…? Russia sold Alaska to the US for just $7.2 million in 1867 Alexander the Great failed to name an heir to his vast empire before he died, which...


Did you know…? Russia sold Alaska to the US for just $7.2 million in 1867 Alexander the Great failed to name an heir to his vast empire before he died, which subsequently led to its fall J. K. Rowling received several rejections from publishers before her first Harry Potter book hit the shelves We all do stupid things in our lives, but the events in this book are next-level ridiculous! Packed with trivia and information on the world’s biggest fails in history, this book will leave you shocked and a little smug as you discover the true meaning of the word ‘cock-up’.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 127 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2019


$22.99
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