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Curing Hiccups with Small Fires: A Delightful Miscellany of Great British Eccentrics
 
 
Author
Karl Shaw.
Publisher Pan  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5.1 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780330512923
Pages/Publication Date 298/2010
Daedalus Item Code 41417
List Price: Import
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An 18th-century French scholar once attributed the British tendency toward eccentricity to a "mixture of fogs, beef, and beer ... aggravated by the tedium of the English Sunday." Whatever the reason, the British Isles do seem to have more than their fair share of magnificent oddballs. Karl Shaw—also the author of Five People Who Died During Sex and 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists—profiles some 200 lords, inventors, artists, and others who fit the description, from aristocrat John "Mad Jack" Mytton, who did actually set fire to his own nightshirt in an attempt to cure his hiccups, to Henry Cyril Paget, who toured the Continent with an orchestra, five truckloads of luggage, and a car decorated in the Louis XV style.
 
 
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