Mikey Robins love affair with history continues with his third book, Idiots, Follies and Misadventures, this time acknowledging, with Robin’s unique humour, human fallibility and stupidity.
The book includes cautionary tales around:
- Why you shouldn’t soak your underwear in mercury
- Flatulence jars and the Great Plague of London
- Deadly green wallpaper that became a problem for Britain’s middle class
And a great many more unsung catastrophes and knuckleheads.
Idiots, Follies and Misadventures is out now, published by Simon and Schuster.