Odditorium: The tricksters, eccentrics, deviants and inventors whose obsessions changed the world (Hodder and Stoughton)
‘A brilliant read’ Chris Evans
Co-written by presenter David Bramwell – and with contributions from podcast favourites John Higgs, Dan Maier and Sarah Angliss – The Odditorium explores some of the people featured in this podcast, with a focus on history’s lesser known creative mavericks, tricksters and subversives whose passion and obsession prove there are no limits or rules when it comes to human potential. Along with Ivor Cutler, Baroness Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven, and Francis Galton, learn about the Victorian prankster who sent 30,000 singular objects through the mail (inldunig himself), the English housewife who set up an Atomic Gardening Club and the Jazz musician who believed he was from Saturn.
The Odditorium is an Amazon best-seller for comedy, compendiums and history and reached no.32 in the Amazon charts in the UK. It has featured on Chris Evans Radio Show on BBC Radio 2, The Verb on BBC Radio 3 and Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4.