Fame by Chance

FAME BY CHANCE
by
Donough O'Brien

£14.99

An A-Z of places that became famous (or infamous) by a twist of fate

Foreword by Peter Ackroyd.

All over the world there are places that became famous forever because something extraordinary happened there by chance. Beautifully illustrated and carefully researched, Fame By Chance covers 380 such places with new insights and facts that are amusing, surprising and sometimes controversial – battles briefly waged, scenes of triumph and disaster, sites of murder and intrigue, centres of influential creativity and noted mythical places from books and film. How and why did; Angora, Tabasco, Duffel and Fray Bentos give us products good and bad; Kohima’s tennis court save India; Storyville’s 269 brothels helped it to create jaz; Botany Bay never saw any British convicts; Tay Bridge was a disaster avoided by Marx and Engels; ‘OK’ stands for a farmhouse; Ferrari chose the ‘Prancing Horse of Maranello’; Kyoto was saved from Hiroshoma’s terrible fate; The British built the Great Hedge of India; With 432 pages beautifully illustrated and carefully researched Fame By Chance covers 380 such places with new insights and facts that are amusing, surprising and sometimes controversial.

432 pages
Hardback

 

ISBN: 978-1-903071-05-2. Category: .

Donough O’Brien

Donough O’Brien has enjoyed a successful career in advertising, PR, graphic design and film making. Creator of many articles, magazines and TV programmes, his first book Fringe Benefits was published in November 2000.

Additional Information

Weight 1242 g
Dimensions 246 x 189 x 30 mm

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “FAME BY CHANCE”

You may also like…

займы на карту онлайнпотребительский кредит онлайн