The Not-So-Nude Ride of Lady Godiva is the latest instalment in David Haviland’s fascinating and hilarious series of trivia books. Previous titles have included Self-Harming Parrots and Exploding Toads, which looked at the oddities of the animal kingdom, and Why You Should Store Your Farts in a Jar, which is a collection of entertaining stories about medicine and health. Like the previous titles, The Not-So-Nude Ride of Lady Godiva will use the popular ‘notes and queries’ format, as it addresses a series of bizarre and obscure questions.
This time, the focus is on history, as The Not-So-Nude Ride of Lady Godiva explores the entire history of human civilisation, from the Trojan Wars all the way up to the first Iraq War. Along the way we will encounter Julius Caesar, Lady Godiva, Captain Bligh, and the first and only Emperor of the United States of America. We will demolish a range of myths, as we learn that the Great Wall of China is not really a wall, the first world war took place in the 18th century, Queen Victoria was surprisingly saucy, and England was successfully invaded by a foreign power far more recently than you might have thought. Other questions include:
David Haviland is a writer, editor, and ghostwriter, with a number of bestselling books to his name, which have been sold to publishers all over the world and widely serialised.David has written a number of books of amusing trivia and popular science. The most recent, How To Remove A Brain (Summersdale, 2012), is a collection of fascinating stories and anecdotes concerning the history of medicine and health. This book was previously published by Penguin in the US as Why You Should Store Your Farts in a Jar.David's next book is a myth-busting guide to history, revealing the truth behind many...
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