Synopses & Reviews
This tongue-in-cheek miscellany of the most bizarre offenses committed in Britain, the peculiar punishments that have been meted out here through the ages, and a variety of badly bungled crimes, is shocking, absurd, and amusing in equal measure. Also featuring a plethora of acts that are still considered arrestable offences today, due to local laws that have never been repealed, this quirky volume takes a witty look at comical criminality through history up until the present day. An ideal gift book that will make you laugh out loud.
About the Author
Richard O. Smith is an Oxford tour guide and staff writer for BBC Radio 4s The Now Show. He has written topical comedy for several other radio comedies, and is a gag and sketch writer for well-known comedians. Richard is the author of Oxford Student Pranks: A History of Mischief & Mayhem and Britains Most Eccentric Sports.