Cambridge is a popular city with international tourists, keen to take a behind-the-scenes look at its people and places. This guidebook reveals hidden secrets and stories about the city's architecture and, most importantly, how to punt on the river Cam without looking like a complete prat.
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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.Review:
Praise for the previous edition: 'Le Vay's catalogue of British oddities is so impressive that the EU commissioners might question whether such a nation should remain within the Union.' Anthony Sattin, "The Sunday Times." 'A wonderful barmy guide.' "The Daily Telegraph" 'The ultimate guide to some of Britain's most idiosyncratic sights, curious ceremonies and intriguing moments.' "Best of British"
'Finally a guidebook has been published which celebrates the slightly less strait-laced side of the British Isles. Written by Benedict le Vay, "Eccentric Britain" covers all aspects of our weird ways. For day trips this book is a must; you can visit Nowhere in Kent and drink at the Pub With No Name in Hampshire. Rumour has it there's even a pub in Portsmouth called the Jolly Taxpayer. Now that really is weird.' "The Times" "Benedict le Vay's splendid indulgence is occasionally an eye-popper but mostly a chuckle, and his obvious affection for the odd and the oddball shines through." "The Ob
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