The Z-Z of Great Britain (paperback)
UK £7.99,Canada $20.00,
UK Publication July 2006
'Exquisitely dotty, yet irresistibly charming. A project so pointless as to be vital to our national well-being.' Stephen Fry
'A champion of all things Z? Observer Travel Book of the Week
'A jocular guide ? Dixe Wills has boldly gone to these backs of beyond to prove that we don?t need to? Sunday Telegraph
Think for a moment what life is like for the letter Z. Largely neglected, it skulks at the tail of the alphabet, buzzing fitfully.
Regrettably, the same fate is shared by the 41 places in Britain that begin with the alphabet's clammiest squib. Zabulon, Zeals, Zoar, Zouch et al. - their glories lie crushed beneath Obscurity's heel.
Not before time, The Z-Z of Great Britain provides an essential profile of each and every Z-bound locale. Answering the critical questions - where are they, who lives in their green bins, and what they did in the Civil War - Dixie Wills provides the ultimate guide to Britain you hardly dared believe existed.
Dixe Wills writes a monthly column for culture magazine Third Way and has contributed sections for two books produced by the football magazine When Saturday Comes. A former human rights reporter in Guatemala, he now lives in the relative safety of Bethnal Green.
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