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Description - I Fought The Law by Dan Kieran

Originally intended to be a simple Christmas humour book, I Fought The Law ended up becoming something rather different. The premise was simple enough. Dan was going to spend a year trying to break as many stupid old laws as he could find, for your amusement. You see there are loads of ridiculous laws on the statute book... It is still illegal to beat a carpet in the Metropolitan Police District, to take possession of a beached whale or to get within a hundred yards of the Queen without wearing socks. The list goes on and on. But in the process of researching these silly old laws Dan found a glut of stupid legislation that was equally ridiculous, but these laws had one thing in common - they d all been passed by our current Government. And when he met a man who has a criminal record for eating a cake that had Freedom of Speech written on it in icing in Parliament Square the idea of breaking the Adulteration of Tea Act of 1776 started to seem a little frivolous. Lifting up this legal concrete slab in the garden of England, however, caused all sorts of creepy crawlies to emerge that began to cast doubt on the health of the nation, so Dan s adventure began to change tack. His jo

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780553817706
ISBN-10: 0553817701
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 24mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dan Kieran

Dan Kieran is Deputy Editor of the Idler and a travel writer for the Observer, Sunday Times, The Guardian and Sunday Telegraph. He also compiled and edited Crap Towns, Crap Jobs and Crap Holidays and co-authored The Myway Code. He lives in London with his girlfriend Rachel and their baby Wilf.

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