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Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to second and third places; the race which had to be re-run because the judge wasn't in his box at the finish; the ultrasonic binoculars that allegedly ...

Author: Andrew Ward

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 1911042467

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Extraordinary but true stories from over 150 years of racing. This hilarious, sideways look at horse racing vividly recounts many of the strangest moments and oddest incidents from over 150 years of the sport's history. Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to second and third places; the race which had to be re-run because the judge wasn't in his box at the finish; the ultrasonic binoculars that allegedly stunned a horse and unseated a jockey at Ascot, and many more. A totally original, offbeat collection of extraordinary but true stories, Horse-Racing's Strangest Races will be a delight to all lovers of the turf. Word count: 60,000
2017-02-09 By Andrew Ward

A humorous, sideways look at horse racing that recounts many of the strangest moments and incidents from the last 150 years of the sport's history.

Author: Andrew Ward

Publisher: Robson Books Limited

ISBN: 186105324X

Category: Sports & Recreation

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A humorous, sideways look at horse racing that recounts many of the strangest moments and incidents from the last 150 years of the sport's history.
2000 By Andrew Ward

These strange tales are mostly set on conventional racecourses but, as horses have fared well against a variety of non-equine competition – men, dogs, ...

Author: Andrew Ward

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042839

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Extraordinary but true stories from over 150 years of racing. This hilarious, sideways look at horse racing vividly recounts many of the strangest moments and oddest incidents from over 150 years of the sport's history. Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to second and third places; the race which had to be re-run because the judge wasn't in his box at the finish; the ultrasonic binoculars that allegedly stunned a horse and unseated a jockey at Ascot, and many more. A totally original, offbeat collection of extraordinary but true stories, Horse-Racing's Strangest Races will be a delight to all lovers of the turf.
2017-02-16 By Andrew Ward

Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to second and third places; the race which had to be re-run because the judge wasn't in his box at the finish; the ultrasonic binoculars that allegedly ...

Author: Andrew Ward

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781910232323

Category: Humor

Page: 300

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This hilarious, sideways look at horse racing vividly recounts many of the strangest moments and oddest incidents from over 150 years of the sport's history. Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to second and third places; the race which had to be re-run because the judge wasn't in his box at the finish; the ultrasonic binoculars that allegedly stunned a horse and unseated a jockey at Ascot, and many more. A totally original, offbeat collection of extraordinary but true stories, Horse-Racing's Strangest Races will be a delight to all lovers of the turf.
2015-03-05 By Andrew Ward

The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Fully revised, redesigned and updated with a selection of new material for 2016, this book is the perfect gift for the cricket fanatic in your life.

Author: Andrew Ward

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042402

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Cricket’s Strangest Tales is a fascinating collection of cricketing weirdness – and there’s a lot of it to choose from! Within these pages you’ll find a game that was played on ice, meet a plague of flying ants who failed to dampen players’ enthusiasm, and examples of the grand old tradition of one-armed teams versus one-legged teams. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Fully revised, redesigned and updated with a selection of new material for 2016, this book is the perfect gift for the cricket fanatic in your life. Word count: 45,000 words
2016-04-04 By Andrew Ward

Extraordinary but true stories from over a century of motor racing Geoff ... Strangest Tales Fishing's Strangest Tales Horse Racing's Strangest Tales ...

Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042570

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Since 1894, when motor racing’s colourful history began with a bang (and a banger!), drivers, racers and lunatics alike have done many stupid and bizarre things all in the name of motor sport. Author Geoff Tibballs has gathered together this absorbing collection of stories from over a century of motor racing around the world, including the Frenchman who drove 25 miles in reverse, the Grand Prix in which the leading drivers were so far ahead that they stopped for a meal in the pits, the Le Mans 24-hour race won by a car patched up with chewing gum, and the driver who drank six bottles of champagne – virtually one per pit-stop – on the way to winning the Indianapolis 500. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of petrolheads, this book contains enough extraordinary-but-true tales to drive anyone around the bend. Word count: 45,000
2016-06-09 By Geoff Tibballs

... Football's Strangest Matches Gambling's Strangest Moments Golf's Strangest Rounds Horse-racing's Strangest Races Kent's Strangest Tales Law's Strangest ...

Author: Peter Grego

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781909396432

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Cornwall, or as it is sometimes obscurely referred to, Merry Jack. Though this isnt the usual side of the county the tourists, travellers and residents see. This is the real Cornwall, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the countys bizarre history past, present and future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted to Englands gloriously coastal, yet most haunted, region. Located in the toes of the outstretched legs of Britains old man, Cornwall is a county with more strangeness than you can shake a Cornish pasty at. Cornwall is an area of outstanding natural beauty, as well as outstanding strangness from ye olde tales of plundering pirates to foulish ghosts drinking in local pubs right through to the most famous of all myths the bizarre beast that forever stalks Bodmin Moor. Spooky. Cornwalls Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the hilarious, the odd and the baffling an alternative travel guide to some of the countys best-kept secrets. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned. Word count: 35,000
2013-07-15 By Peter Grego

... Football's Strangest Matches Gambling's Strangest Moments Golf's Strangest Rounds Horse-racing's Strangest Races Kent's Strangest Tales Law's Strangest ...

Author: Leonora Rustamova

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781909396333

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Yorkshire, or as it is sometimes beautifully referred to, Gods Own County. Though this isnt the usual side of the county the tourists, travellers and residents see. This is the real Yorkshire, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the countys bizarre history past, present and future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted to one of Englands most beautiful valley regions. Located in the upper body of Britains old man, Yorkshire is a county with more strangeness than you can shake a Dale walking stick at. Home of Robin Hood (he was born in Barnsdale), Guy Fawkes, Dick Turpin and Dracula (Bram Stoker wrote part of the vampire tale in a Whitby hotel!) and, some say, the birthplace of modern civilization even began in Leeds! But youll have to read the book to find out why. Yorkshires Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the hilarious, the odd and the baffling an alternative travel guide to some of the countys best-kept secrets. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned. Word count: 35,000
2013-05-15 By Leonora Rustamova

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Author: Tom Quinn

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042976

Category: History

Page: 256

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A fascinating collection of bizarre but true stories from nearly 200 years of railway history.
2018-02-15 By Tom Quinn

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Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A rollicking collection of stories featuring the craziest, daftest and most outrageous monarchs the world has ever known. Packed with royal stories from 2,000 years of history, from the immortality-obsessed first Emperor of China to our very own master of tact and diplomacy, Prince Philip, this book will leave the reader fascinated, entertained and occasionally appalled. We ll meet all sorts of colourful royal characters, including the Roman Emperor Caligula, who was unspeakably cruel to his subjects but worshipped his horse, Charles VI of France, convinced he was made of glass, and Frederick William I of Prussia, who recruited and sometimes kidnapped the tallest men in Europe to form his private army. There are tales of scandal, including secret marriages, illegitimate offspring, royal pickpockets and alleged vampirism, and madness, cross-dressing and pigeon-fancying also crop up! Fully updated with a selection of new stories, this absorbing book is the perfect gift for history fans.
2017-07-13 By Geoff Tibballs

... the STRANGEST series Cricket's Strangest Matches Fishing's Strangest Tales Football's Strangest Matches Golf's Strangest Rounds Horse Racing's Strangest ...

Author: Iain Spragg

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042907

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Extraordinary but true stories from 200 years of cycling history. Part of the bestselling Strangest series, Cycling s Strangest Tales is a quirky and fascinating collection of stories from cycling s history. Included are stories of Thomas Stevens, the doughty Englishman who circumnavigated the world on a penny farthing, the 1904 Tour de France winner who was disqualified for catching the train, the 1937 Japanese invasion of China spearheaded by 50,000 bicycle-mounted troops, and the man who soared over nine circus elephants on an ordinary yellow bike. The stories come from every corner of the cycling world, whether it s the open road, the velodrome or the BMX track. Brought bang up to date for 2017 with a selection of new stories, Cycling s Strangest Tales is the perfect gift for anyone who s in love with life on two wheels.
2017-06-12 By Iain Spragg

Extraordinary but true stories Michael Barry, Patrick Sammon ... Strangest Rounds Horse-racing's Strangest Races Kent's Strangest Tales Law's Strangest ...

Author: Michael Barry

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781909396449

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Dublin. Though this isnt the usual side of the city the tourists, travellers and residents see. This is the real Dublin, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the citys bizarre history past, present and future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted to one of Irelands most beautiful, and popular, cities. Located on the beautiful eastern seaboard, Dublin is a city with more strangeness than you can shake a pint of Guinness at. Home to one million people, the name, strangely, comes from the Irish Dubh Linn, which means 'Black Pool', but that name was already taken. Dublins Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the hilarious, the odd and the baffling an alternative travel guide to some of the citys best-kept secrets. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned. Word count: 35,000
2013-07-15 By Michael Barry

Extraordinary but true tales from over five centuries of teaching Iain Spragg ... Strangest Tales Fishing's Strangest Tales Horse Racing's Strangest Tales ...

Author: Iain Spragg

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042594

Category: History

Page: 304

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A hilarious assortment of the weirdest and wackiest tales ever to come out of the classroom – and they’re all true. Featuring the flamboyant swimming teacher who spent his spare time fighting bears, the story of how a fight with his teacher paved the way for Al Capone’s infamous crime empire, and the bizarre tale of the American teacher who sued her own pupils for not paying attention in her lesson, this book is a real education. An ideal end-of-year teacher gift, this fascinating book is also a must-read for anyone who’s ever been to school. So stop talking at the back, pay attention and start reading! Word count: 45,000
2016-06-09 By Iain Spragg

... Rugby's Strangest Matches Shakespeare's Strangest Tales Titles coming soon Cycling's Strangest Tales Fishing's Strangest Tales Horse Racing's Strangest ...

Author: Iain Spragg

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042426

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Running’s Strangest Tales is a fascinating collection of weird and wonderful stories from the world of running, from the earliest marathon to today’s high-tech, apped-up approach. Within these pages you’ll find the bizarre story of the Norwegian footballer forced to miss a crucial World Cup qualifier after colliding with a moose on his morning jog, the American ultra-marathoner who had all his toenails removed to improve his running, and why some runners at the 2015 Tokyo marathon were wearing GPS-enabled, edible bananas, complete with LEDs and incoming Twitter updates. Packed with tales that are so odd you’ll hardly believe them, this book makes the perfect gift for all running enthusiasts, from the seasoned marathoner to the park jogger, and those who only ever run a bath. Word count: 45,000
2016-04-04 By Iain Spragg

Extraordinary but true stories from over nine hundred years of sailing John ... Strangest Tales Fishing's Strangest Tales Horse Racing's Strangest Tales ...

Author: John Harding

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042655

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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This fascinating collection of entertaining stories from the seven seas reveals unusual and bizarre sailing trips, vessels and characters, and recounts perilous journeys in freak weather and other legendary tales. Within these pages you’ll find stories of pirates holding ships to ransom and the gruesome fates of some of the shipmates who dared cross them. The sailors forever lost in the Bermuda triangle, the poor family who were encircled by a school of sharks to the spooky tales of the lighthouse haunted by drunkard lightship keeper John Herman. The tales within these pages are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for 2016, this book is the perfect gift for both keen sailors to the armchair Captains. Word count: 45,000
2016-08-08 By John Harding

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Author: Tom Quinn

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042846

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Extraordinary but true stories from over two hundred years of angling history. Fishing's Strangest Tales gathers together choice stories and bizarre fishing tales from all over the world. Consider the Oxford scientist who in 1910 discovered the marvellous life-giving properties of brandy to fish who had otherwise gasped their last. Or how about the nine-year-old boy fishing for trout who caught a large mussel containing no less than forty pearls and managed to earn more in one day than his father, a farm worker, had earned in the last five years? Fishing's Strangest Days is full of fascinating tales that may sound fishy and unbelievable but will have have you caught hook, line and sinker.
2017-02-16 By Tom Quinn

Extraordinary but true stories from a very curious county Martin Latham ... Strangest Tales Fishing's Strangest Tales Horse Racing's Strangest Tales ...

Author: Martin Latham

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042587

Category: History

Page: 240

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Kent’s Strangest Tales is a book devoted to the weird and wonderful side of the Garden of England. Home to historically rich towns such as Canterbury, Margate and Ramsgate, Kent is a county with more strangeness than you can shake a strange-shaped stick at. From Chaucer’s legendary tales of debauchery and naughtiness to Mick and Keef’s very first meeting on a rocking ’n’ rolling Dartford train, Kent has it all – coast, ghosts, castles, treasures, pirates, Britain’s oldest highway and, lest we forget, the old lady who tricked the Luftwaffe. All the stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Perfect for Kent-dwellers and tourists alike, Kent’s Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the hilarious, the odd and the baffling – an alternative travel guide to some of the county’s best-kept secrets that date back many thousands of years. Read on, if you dare! Word count: 45,000
2016-06-09 By Martin Latham

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Author: Tom Quinn

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042877

Category: History

Page: 256

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More extraordinary but true stories from London s history. In this fascinating follow-up to his bestselling London s Strangest Tales, Tom Quinn makes a further foray into the weirder side of the capital, bringing us a splendiforous collection of bizarre-but-true stories that explore a thousand years of London s history. Discover the ghosts that stalk West End theatres, the mysterious mummy who lives in a City church cupboard, and secret tunnels under the Thames. Find out why there s a TARDIS at Earl s Court, why frogs once rained from the skies, and why the mulberry tree in the gardens at Buckingham Palace isn t quite what it was supposed to be. A dip-in-and-outable treasure trove of London lore, London s Truly Strangest Tales is both an ideal gift for dyed-in-the-wool Londoners who want to find out more about the great city they live in, and the perfect souvenir for people just passing through.
2017-03-16 By Tom Quinn

Extraordinary but true stories Iain Spragg ... Strangest Matches Gambling's Strangest Moments Golf's Strangest Rounds Horse-racing's Strangest Races Law's ...

Author: Iain Spragg

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781909396166

Category: Humor

Page: 300

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Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of London's Underground, or as it is affectionately referred to, the Tube. Though this isnt the usual side of the Tube the tourists, travellers and residents see. (Though, of course, they do see a great deal of strangeness in their daily commutes!). This is the real Underground, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of what happens hundreds of metres below millions of London legs from its peculiar past through to its paranormal present and looking forward to its fascinating future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted to London's globally envied, and much loved, public transport system. Located deep beneath the heart of Greater London, the Underground is awash with more strangeness than you can shake your pre-paid Oyster card at. In 2013 the whole city will be celebrating the Underground's 150th birthday the oldest underground in the world. So, pack up your old kit bag and travel stop-by-stop with us on this strange and fantastic journey along the Northern, Picadilly, Metropolitan, Jubilee, Hammersmith and City and District Line ... and explore the Underground as you've never seen it before. London Underground's Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the humorous, the odd and the baffling an alternative travel guide to the Underground's best-kept secrets. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned. Word Count: 35,000
2013-01-31 By Iain Spragg

Examines several unsolved mysteries of the racing world-- murder...suicide...arson...fraud....Definitely some of horse racing's strangest, most fascinating tales.

Author: John McEvoy

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 158150103X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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Examines several unsolved mysteries of the racing world-- murder...suicide...arson...fraud....Definitely some of horse racing's strangest, most fascinating tales.
2004 By John McEvoy

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