Bonkers Britain

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.'

The Sun