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Description - Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans by Hunter Davies

'I am fascinated by people turning their daft dreams into a reality. How did they do it and why?'Driven by his own passion for collecting Hunter Davies has packed his note pad and set off in search of Britain's maddest museums. As he explores these hidden gems he soon discovers that they are everywhere and that they celebrate just about everything, from lawnmowers in Southport to pencils in Keswick.But as Hunter travels up and down the country he comes to realise that it isn't only the collections that are fascinating, it's also the people who have put them together. Whether they're a man who loves his Heinz so much he's changed his name to Captain Beany or a kleptomaniac Vintage Radio buff, these eccentric collectors are Britain's finest and could live in no other country in the world.Once you discover these museums and get to know their curators, Great Britain won't look quite the same again...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780753522134
ISBN-10: 0753522136
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 135mm x 22mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Virgin Books
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hunter Davies

Hunter Davies is a master collector and prolific writer. From his biography of The Beatles, reissued by Ebury in 2009, to his classic football book The Glory Game his publishing history is as diverse as it is successful; he has also ghosted everyone from Wayne Rooney to John Prescott. Hunter Davies also writes for The Sunday Times, Guardian, Daily Mail and The New Statesman and presented Bookshelf on BBC Radio 4 for three years.

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