Books : reviews

Kevin Beresford.
Roundabouts of Great Britain.
New Holland. 2004

rating : 4 : passes the time
review : 21 December 2004

[Magic Roundabout] This is possibly one of the strangest books I own, which is saying something. A friend got me a copy because I had previously lent them a copy of Jasper Fforde's hysterical Something Rotten, which features Swindon's bizarre "magic roundabout"; that amazing and terrifying road feature is one of many included in this differently interesting collection.

Worryingly, after looking at all the beautifully shot pictures of a range of roundabouts, bizarre and banal, scattered across the British Isles, I was almost beginning to believe that the author has a point about their interestingness. But only almost...