If you're looking for a book which is fun and at the same time informative about Lancashire then this is the one for you. If you want to sit down and read it from cover to cover you will be fascinated by the things you did not know about this amazing part of England. On the other hand, if you just want something to dip into on the train or bus or to read for five minutes in bed before you fall asleep, this book will also do the job. Did you know for instance that in Wigan, Eccles cakes used to be called `slow walking cakes' because they were offered to mourners at funerals? Or that that St Walburge's Church in Preston was named after the Patron Saint of people suffering from rabies? Thought not.