Unusual Ways to Die

History's Weirdest Deaths

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 128
  • Price: £7.99
  • Publication date: 14 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786852908

About the book

Did you hear about…

The sports fan slain by a flying lawnmower?

The eagle that dropped a tortoise on the head of a Greek playwright?

The man with the world’s longest beard who tripped over it and broke his neck?

Over the ages, death has come in some very unpredictable forms. This irreverent little book gathers together some of the most peculiar and outrageous ways that people across the globe have met their untimely ends. Whether shocking or silly, these true stories are proof at least that the grim reaper has a strange sense of humour.

About the author

James Proud spent several years as a writer and researcher for Ripley's Believe It or Not. He specialises in writing about the weird and wonderful, and lives in north-west Essex.