Behind the scenes at the museum of baked beans davies hunter. Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans : My Search for Britain's Maddest Museums: Hunter Davies: 9780753546703: Telegraph bookshop 2019-02-20

Behind the scenes at the museum of baked beans davies hunter Rating: 6,6/10 105 reviews

Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans (Audiobook) by Hunter Davies

behind the scenes at the museum of baked beans davies hunter

Who knows, there might even be one hidden in plain sight in your neighbourhood. It features a biography of the author, a full-length analysis of the novel, and a great deal more. . It seemed an eminently logical step to go round Britain looking at the most unusual museums he could find, to find out what made their founders start to collect and then open the collections to the public, how they function and what makes them tick. Narrator did his best to maintain enthusiasm, but the author's journalistic emphasis on interviewing the museum founders made things seem dull. Only Hunter Davies could have made it irresistible and have publishers all over Britain asking themselves why they didn't think of it.

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans (Audiobook) by Hunter Davies

behind the scenes at the museum of baked beans davies hunter

There's certainly a wide range of interesting. No, but other museums are - or will be - the recipients of his own collections for posterity. Whether they're a man who loves his Heinz so much he's changed his name to Captain Beany or a kleptomaniac Vintage Radio buff, these eccentric collectors are Britain's finest and could live in no other country in the world. It started off with a tour of a fan museum which wasn't really particularly quirky making it an odd choice for the first chapter in the book. On the whole it's a worthwhile read but could have done with I thought that this was a great idea for a book, but the execution wasn't as succesful as it could have been. Full contact details are provided for each museum which was a nice practical touch. Behind The Scenes At The Museum Of Baked Beans By Hunter Davies Published by Virgin Books, 2010 I have absolutely no idea how on earth I managed to miss the release of this book in 2010 as it is exactly the type of quirky and slightly obscure book which I would enjoy.

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Behind the scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans : my search for Britain's maddest museums : Davies, Hunter, 1936

behind the scenes at the museum of baked beans davies hunter

This is a great book - eighteen chapters each devoted to one museum, covering everything from Fans to Baked Beans to Bagpipes. There's certainly a wide range of interesting. I reallywanted to be more interested I just wasn't. When I looked at the contents, I did wonder if there were going to be large swathes of the book I would end up skipping as I wasn't particularly interested in money, lawnmowers or vintage wirelesses. But as Hunter travels up and down the country he comes to realise that it isn't only the collections that are fascinating, it's also the people who have put them together.

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans, My Search for Britain's Maddest Museums by Hunter Davies

behind the scenes at the museum of baked beans davies hunter

An impulse purchase that didn't really pay off I'm afraid. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans is a celebration of the quirky collections -- and the passionate collectors behind them -- that make up some of the strangest and most fascinating museums in the country. There are lots of books about museums -- the art gallery, the town or national museum we all know and love -- but the museum devoted to one specific subject tends to get overlooked, or gets listed in the local guidebook as an oddity. There are lots of books about museums -- the art gallery, the town or national museum we all know and love -- but the museum devoted to one specific subject tends to get overlooked, or gets listed in the local guidebook as an oddity. How did they do it and why? As he explores these hidden gems he soon discovers that they are everywhere and that they celebrate just about everything, from lawnmowers in Southport to pencils in Keswick. Hunter Davies is himself a collector and at the back of his mind had been the niggling thought that perhaps he should start his own museum in order to display his collected items.

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans : My Search for Britain's Maddest Museums: Hunter Davies: 9780753546703: Telegraph bookshop

behind the scenes at the museum of baked beans davies hunter

As he explores these hidden gems he soon discovers that they are everywhere and that they celebrate just about everything, from lawnmowers in Southport to pencils in Keswick. Hunter Davies has a lovely writing style - always engaging and often amusingly digressing into anecdotes only tangentially related to the museums. The very nature of the book means that not every entry is of interest, but as a collection of curios, this worked for me. If you're studying this novel, reading it for your book club, or if you simply want to know more about it, you'll find this guide informative and helpful. Hunter Davies writes not only about the museums themselves but includes as much time to the people who created them. The bizarre world of weird and wonderful collections and hoardings laid bare by our own national treasure, Hunter Davies.

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Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans, My Search for Britain's Maddest Museums by Hunter Davies

behind the scenes at the museum of baked beans davies hunter

Ruby Lennox begins narrating her life at the moment of conception, and from there takes us on a whirlwind tour of the twentieth century as seen through the eyes of an English girl determined to learn about her family and its secrets. From the Keswick Pencil Museum and the Museum of Baked Beans in Port Talbot to the Lawnmower Museum in Southport and the Sheep Centre in Cockermouth, Hunter Davies' tour of the weird and wonderful museums that pepper the country is both an hilarous local history, a celebration of the truly weird and an unrivalled insight into that strangest of human characteristics -- the desire to collect things. Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans is a celebration of the quirky collections -- and the passionate collectors behind them -- that make up some of the strangest and most fascinating museums in the country. Stand by for a rash of clones. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the behind the scenes at the museum of baked beans davies hunter gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. Granted, I don't want to visit all of the strange museums Mr Davies spent his time visiting, but as someone who shares his interest in odd and quirky places, I've added a good few to my bucket list. There are lots of books about museums -- the art gallery, the town or national museum we all know and love -- but the museum devoted to one specific subject tends to get overlooked, or gets listed in the local guidebook as an oddity.

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The UK's Number 1 Baked Bean Museum of Excellence by Captain Beany

behind the scenes at the museum of baked beans davies hunter

Stand by for a rash of clones. Some of the other chapters are great though; it's hard to imagine that anyone wouldn't enjoy spending time in the company of the likes of Captain Beany or light fingered radio enthusiasts. Museum-goers will find their enjoyment enhanced by the wonderful anecdotes and insights, and armchair travelers will find the back-scenes tour enriching and enlightening. From the Keswick Pencil Museum and the Museum of Baked Beans in Port Talbot to the Lawnmower Museum in Southport and the Sheep Centre in Cockermouth, Hunter Davies' tour of the weird and wonderful museums that pepper the country is both an hilarous local history, a celebration of the truly weird and an unrivalled insight into that strangest of human characteristics -- the desire to collect things. All told, he visited 18 museums and interviewed their founders or those who currently run them; not all were financially successful or even viable now, but all have a human interest story as well as the story of the collectable items they display.

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Book Review: Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Baked Beans by Hunter Davies

behind the scenes at the museum of baked beans davies hunter

Hunter Davies feels it's time to focus a book entirely on the unusual, the eccentric and the downright potty. How did they do it and why? Once you discover these museums and get to know their curators, Great Britain won't look quite the same again. But as Hunter travels up and down the country he comes to realise that it isn't only the collections that are fascinating, it's also the people who have put them together. That isn't a reflection on the museums or the dedicated people who run them, it wasn't them I found boring it was Davies' delivery of their story. As he explores these hidden gems he soon discovers that they are everywhere and that they celebrate just about everything, from lawnmowers in Southport to pencils in Keswick. Only Hunter Davies could have made it irresistible and have publishers all over Britain asking themselves why they didn't think of it. The resulting book, , focuses on 18 of these museums, each of which features a truly oddball collection ranging from to baked beans, from to , from to.

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