The Book of Seconds

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781474608497

Price: £8.99

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.

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