Annus Horribilis

Represented by:
Susan Smith


John Murray

Publication date:
November 2007

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Mistakes, mishaps, cock-ups – they just aren’t given the recognition they deserve. They make life interesting and human beings (some more than others) have a genuine flair for them. So why does history only record the world’s dull and worthy achievements? Annus Horribilis sets the record straight by celebrating good old-fashioned failures. From the man whose spectacular escape from prison was spoiled when he was eaten by a crocodile to the husband who choked to death on his own wife, via several exploding whales, numerous celebrity meltdowns and countless predictions that proved to be wholly inaccurate, Annus Horribilis proves once and for all, that there’s no success like failure.