"I have been asked to isolate my favourite event during my twelve-month stay in the strange English village of Shawley Nott. Was it meeting the fortune-teller who read the future in crushed... More > biscuits? Was it the discovery of the Brotherhood of the Headless Chicken and the antics of Grand Master Feathered Rear? Was it the zombies, cream tea wars, poltergeists or the Helicopter Training School for Rabbits?
The decision is, of course, impossible. My stay in Shawley Nott was the most bizarre of my life and the finer bite-sized incidents are presented here for your consumption. Peculiar, paranormal, eccentric and comedic – words which describe both the events and the villagers. From embroidery circles to crop circles, and the Bermuda Triangle to the Shawley Nott Parallelogram, I hope you find it unbelievably funny."< Less
In this unbelievably funny collection of tales and interviews from the little-known English village of Shawley Nott, you’ll discover the delights of:
Ouija Board Confusion: “There have... More > been accusations of glass-shoving and the village Indian restaurant owner was banned after the question ‘What shall we do to smooth our path to the spirit world?’ brought forth the answer ‘Try a tandoori'.” * Lord Harbinger’s haunted cellar: [The paranormal investigators] greeted Lord Harbinger by saying, ‘We love you; you’re our best friend’ and ‘Do you have an aspirin?’
“My vintage claret has disappeared!” he fumed.
“Paranormal phenomena at last!” yelled one of the investigators, and then fell over. * Not to mention zombies, odd traditions, vampires, séances, hypnotists, cream teas, mad scientists, Dr Grogg and Figgy (his psychic hamster) and, of course, Madame Shortbread, who reads the future in crushed biscuits. * Jeff Wiseman is an experienced journalist, writer and scriptwriter, specializing in comedy.< Less