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Sailing's Strangest Tales
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: John Harding
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-08 - Publisher: Portico

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
Teachers' Strangest Tales
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Iain Spragg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-09 - Publisher: Portico

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
Running's Strangest Tales
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Iain Spragg
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-04 - Publisher: Portico

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
Kent's Strangest Tales
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Martin Latham
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-09 - Publisher: Portico

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
Horse Racing's Strangest Tales
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Andrew Ward
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-16 - Publisher: Portico

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