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    The Barnsley Whale: The True Story of the World's First Inland Whale Hunt (Hardback) By (author) Steven Deput, Foreword by John Peel

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    DescriptionThe blue whale is the largest creature to have ever lived on this planet. Remember when one came to your town...on a lorry? Steven Deput does. He remembers the whale: the real blue whale that came to Barnsley on a lorry. But why was it there? Where had it come from? Why could he find no mention of it anywhere? And why would no one believe him? Everyone laughed. They called him mad. He had to prove them wrong. Along with a handful of fellow 'whale believers', Deput set sail on the world's first inland whale hunt. THE BARNSLEY WHALE is the humorous account of their epic voyage to uncover the mystery and it will plunge the reader deep into forgotten worlds. Along the way, brave seas of uncertainty where fact is far stranger than fiction, face gales of derision that will drive you onton the very shores of madness, and meet football fans, fisherman, Vikings, billionaires, miners, saints and people who shout into mobile phones. Encounter, too, weird and wonderful animals, including a 200-year-old French footballing monkey, an elephant that lives in a peanut butter jar and fleas dressed as Mexicans. And be right on deck as the story of a blue whale on a lorry is uncovered, bringing a long-forgotten marine mammal back to life. Remember: this whale didn't just sail into Barnsley. He came to your town too!

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    The Barnsley Whale
    The True Story of the World's First Inland Whale Hunt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven Deput, Foreword by John Peel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 322
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 466 g
    ISBN 13: 9781840187496
    ISBN 10: 1840187492

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC subject category V2: WH, BT
    DC21: 001.94
    BIC subject category V2: JFH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC E4L: HUM
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    LC classification: DA690
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WH, NHD
    Mainstream Publishing
    Imprint name
    Mainstream Publishing
    Publication date
    02 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Stephen Deput is a creative director for a UK marketing firm and is a staunch supporter of Barnsley Football Club. His hunt for the Barnsley Whale first drew together a group of football fans and, later, people all across Europe, who he discovered also shared his memory of a 70-tonne, 70 foot whale visiting their town in the 1970s. He currently lives in Richmond, Surrey.