What Drives You Nuts about Modern Life
- Imprint: Summersdale
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192
- Price: £9.99
- Publication date: 4 November 2013
- ISBN: 9781849534796
About the book
Have you heard of the country whose schools have banned the use of egg boxes and loo rolls in craft lessons as they pose a health risk (they could be carrying salmonella, don’t you know), and removed pear trees from a picturesque lane because they were too dangerous? No? It’s Britain! This laugh-out-loud collection of ludicrous laws, money-wasting council schemes and ridiculous red tape reveals how:
• A city council removed the conkers from dozens of horse chestnut trees, fearing for the safety of tree climbers searching for the ultimate sixer.
• After falling in the prison shower, a career criminal was compensated £248,000, including a substantial amount ‘for lost earnings’.
WARNING: This book should only be used by those trained in lifting books and turning pages. May induce laughter – read with caution and at your own risk.
'A perfect stocking filler for anyone who likes to berate our country and its sometimes crazy ways.'