The Leaky Establishment

Author: David Langford
Paperback: 209 pages
ISBN: 1903468000
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It turns out that smuggling dangerous nuclear warheads out of a government research facility is ridiculously easy. The problems only arise when you try to smuggle it back in again. This brilliant British farce documents Roy Tappen's attempt to reduce his own, accidentally acquired, personal nuclear stockpile by trying again and again to return the warheads to their rightful place within the grounds of the Robinson Heath research centre. Anyone who has ever fought against government bureaucracy will recognise characters in this brilliant novel.

Calum's Road

Author: Roger Hutchinson
Hardback: 196 pages
ISBN: 1841584479
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Calum's Road chronicles one man’s attempt to save a dying community. The north of the Hebridean Island of Raasay didn’t used to be connected to the rest of the island by road. It’s inaccessible nature saw the population dwindle until it numbered just two; Calum and his wife. One morning Calum set out to change his world, he started to single-handedly build a road. It took him twenty years but eventually he brought a road to his hamlet at Arnish.

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: A Trilogy in Five Parts

Author: Douglas Adams
Series: The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Books 1-5
Hardback: 776 pages
ISBN: 0434003484
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Join Arthur Dent on his journey through the galaxy. Pack your towel and hitch a lift as Arthur sees his planet destroyed, fails to find a good cup of tea anywhere in the vastness of space and time, and finally ends up making perfectly ordinary sandwiches in a quite corner of the galaxy. Brightening up the journey are a paranoid android, a bowl of petunias and a very surprised sperm whale. Oh and of course if all else fails follow the instructions and... DON'T PANIC!

Elephants on Acid: and Other Bizarre Experiments

Author: Alex Boese
Paperback: 295 pages
ISBN: 9780330506649
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Have you ever wondered what would happen if... chances are so has a scientist. In this funny and informative book Alex Boese sets out to document the most bizarre wonderings of the human mind that have also been put to the test of science. As well as the titular elephant we meet a white bear, a baby in a box, hypersexual cats, unresponsive bystanders and a number of experiments carried out in the toilet. Each experiment will make you laugh, cry or cringe but you will enjoy ever minute of reading this book.