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David Haviland

David Haviland is a writer, editor, and ghostwriter, with a number of bestselling books to his name, which have been sold to publishers all over the world and widely serialised.

David has written a number of books of amusing trivia and popular science. The most recent, How To Remove A Brain (Summersdale, 2012), is a collection of fascinating stories and anecdotes concerning the history of medicine and health. This book was previously published by Penguin in the US as Why You Should Store Your Farts in a Jar.

David's next book is a myth-busting guide to history, revealing the truth behind many long-held fallacies, called The Not-So-Nude Ride Of Lady Godiva (Penguin, 2012). This book will also soon be published in the UK.

David has also collaborated with Francesca Gould on a number of amusing trivia books, including New York Times bestseller Why Is Yawning Contagious? (Piatus, 2007), Horny Lizards and Headless Chickens (Piatkus, 2009), and Self-Harming Parrots and Exploding Toads (Little, Brown, 2010).


How to Remove a Brain

Why Was Queen Victoria Such a Prude?