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The Book of Nasty Legends (1983)

The Book of Nasty Legends
 
HAVE YOU HEARD THE ONE ABOUT . . .

The car that can be bought cheaply because it smells of the corpse that decayed in it.

The girl whose take-away chicken was delicious until she bit into something soft and furry.

The motorist who drove a hitch-hiker home only to discover later that it was the ghost of someone who had died years ago.

The lady who put the pet cat in the microwave to dry; the cat exploded!

Many such plausible nasty stories are told in pubs, offices and at parties. Not all are strictly true; rather they are examples of 'contemporary legends'. The horrid themes of these nasty legends include revenge, embarrassing incidents, the dangers of modern technology, contaminated food, motoring accidents, and death . . .

This title is no longer in print.
 
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