The Madman's Gallery by Edward Brooke-Hitching review - a fascinating deep dive into unusual human creativity

By Colin Steele
May 27 2023 - 12:00am

Edward Brooke-Hitching has a taste for the unusual and the bizarre in his books. Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports (2015) revisited some of the strangest competitive games ever invented; The Phantom Atlas (2016) explored the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps, while the bestselling The Madman's Library (2020), a Sunday Times Literature Book of the Year 2020, documented the strangest examples of books and manuscripts.

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