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The Book of Seconds By Mark Mason

The Book of Seconds by Mark Mason

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Fascinating stories and facts about lesser-known men, women and objects that came second.

The Book of Seconds Summary

The Book of Seconds: The Incredible Stories of the Ones that Didn't (Quite) Win by Mark Mason

The Book of Seconds reveals the exciting, intriguing and heroic runners-up who until now have been kept in the shadow of the firsts.

Did you know that the winner of the second Tour de France rode 25 miles on two flat tyres?

Or that the second crew to land on the Moon danced to a pop song in zero gravity?

Step forward all the nearly-men and nearly-women, the nearly skyscrapers, nearly-LPs and nearly deserts. Your time in the spotlight has come at last.

The Book of Seconds Reviews

Posterity celebrates pioneers and record-holders, but the people directly behind them have stories worth telling, too. This excellent little book fills us in -- Brian Viner * DAILY MAIL *
[D]one with such verve and humour and telling so many good stories that you succumb to its manifest charms with a simple sigh of pleasure -- Marcus Berkmann * THE SPECTATOR *

About Mark Mason

Mark Mason is a lover of trivia and a compulsively obsessive hunter for those fascinating facts that slip down the back of life's sofa. He lives in Suffolk.

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The Book of Seconds: The Incredible Stories of the Ones that Didn't (Quite) Win by Mark Mason
Used - Like New
Orion Publishing Co
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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