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Rat Scabies And The Holy Grail

Rat Scabies And The Holy Grail

Chris Dawes lives in a quiet street in Brentford, opposite Rat Scabies, former drummer with The Damned and best noted for setting his drums on fire while playing them. Life with Rat as a neighbour isn’t run-of-the-mill and things turn even stranger when Rat announces that the two of them are going on a search to find the Holy Grail. The sacred relic has eluded everyone from King Arthur to Monty Python, but Rat reckons he knows where it’s stashed.



Once they’ve written a list of things to do (“Buy metal detectors!”) the pair get to work on unravelling the mystery, which involves the Knights Templar, the ancient sorcerer Kings of France, a shadowy secret society called the Priory of Sion, the CIA and the remote and spooky village of Rennes-le-Chateau in the Pyrenees, where it begins to look as though someone – or something – wants to stop them from finding out anything at all …



RAT SCABIES AND THE HOLY GRAIL is a psychedelic road trip, a rich historical yarn, and a testimony to the sometimes odd nature of certain friendships.
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Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Travel & Holiday

On Sale: 27th March 2006

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780340832127

Reviews

You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried ... Shot through with crypto-mysticism, freaky characters, and spooky/trippy historical revelations, GRAIL reads like a post-punk Travels with my Aunt and is almost as entertaining. As the Damned once sang: Neat, neat, neat!
Entertainment Weekly
More credible than the DA VINCI CODE!
Mark Radcliffe
The DA VINCI CODE gets the punk rock treatment
The Bookseller
"Dawes' sardonic account of their various encounters and misadventures asserts the value of believing in your friends, even if they believe in fairy tales."
The Independant on Sunday
" By the end it doesn't matter whether they've been successful in their hunt for the Holy Grail - its a thoroughly enjoyable, funny, touching and fascinating read and it's worth just going along for the ride"
Coventry Evening Telegraph