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Strictly off the record

by: Anna Nicholas

On the Trail of World Records with Norris McWhirter

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On the Trail of World Records with Norris McWhirter

In this acutely funny, witty and endearing memoir, Anna Nicholas recounts her adventures judging records around the world with The Guinness Book of Records famed founder, Norris McWhirter, CBE. Nicknamed Batman and Robin, they travelled the UK and beyond together, meeting eccentric, weird and wonderful record breakers.

Adjudicating Richard Branson’s circumnavigation of the globe in a hot air balloon, the world’s highest tower of bread in Jakarta, the longest conga line in Miami, festival of record-breaking in South Korea, and the cramming of the most people ever onto deckchairs on Weymouth beach was all in a day’s work for this dynamic duo. And, of course, things didn’t always go exactly according to plan…

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Publisher: Burro Books
Publish Date: Summersdale 2010

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Ebook, Paperback

Meet the Author
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lives in Mallorca and is an author, journalist and inveterate traveller. She has run nine full international marathons and 20 half marathons and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She has been a worldwide adjudicator for the Guinness Book of Records and participates in tough global humanitarian expeditions with British explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell. Together, they took a grand piano to the remote Amerindian Wai Wai tribe in South America: the expedition later became the subject of a BBC2 TV documentary.
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A Lizard In My Luggage Summersdale 2007
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Donkeys on My Doorstep Summersdale 2010
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Strictly off the record Summersdale 2010