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  • Author:
    Christopher Dawes
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    1560256788
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    978-1560256786
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    Running Press; First Edition edition (June 28, 2005)
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    336 pages
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Christopher Dawes lives in a quiet English village. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. His neighbor is Rat Scabies, former drummer with the Damned.

Christopher Dawes lives in a quiet English village. His neighbor is Rat Scabies, former drummer with the Damned, best noted for setting his drums on fire while still playing them at a live concert

Christopher Dawes lives in a quiet English village. His neighbor is Rat Scabies, former drummer with the Damned, best noted for setting his drums on fire while still playing them at a live concert. The saga begins in Rennes-le-Chateau in France, where in 1891 a local priest discovered a treasure whose mystery remains unsolved

Christopher Dawes lives in a quiet English village. A good travel book and mystery book. If you are interested in the mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau, there are only 2 books you really need. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 14 years ago. "Holy Blood Holy Grail" - and this one. The saga begins in Rennes-le-Chateau in France, where in 1891 a local priest discovered a treasure whose mystery remains unsolved.

Christopher Dawes lives in a quiet street in Brentford, opposite Rat Scabies, former drummer with The Damned and best noted .

Christopher 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 still playing at a live concert. The legend of the Holy Grail is far from unknown (viz the bestselling THE HOLY BLOOD AND THE HOLY GRAIL and also the DA VINCI CODE) but this is the first time the quest has been given the punk rock treatment.

Christopher John Millar (born 30 July 1955), known by his stage name Rat Scabies, is a musician best known for his tenure as the drummer for English punk rock band the Damned. Millar was born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. He played drums with Tor and London SS before founding the Damned with Brian James, Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible in 1976

Manufacturer: Da Capo Press Inc Release date: 7 June 2005 ISBN-10 : 1560256788 ISBN-13: 9781560256786. The saga begins in Rennes-le-Chateau in France, where in 1891 a local priest discovered a treasure whose mystery remains unsolved

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Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail from your list? Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail. Can a Punk Rock Legend Find What Monty Python Couldn't? by Christopher Dawes. I live opposite Rat Scabies.

Christopher Dawes lives in a quiet English village. His neighbor is Rat Scabies, former drummer with the Damned, best noted for setting his drums on fire while still playing them at a live concert. Life with Rat as a neighbor isn't run-of-the-mill, but things turn even stranger when Rat announces that he (and Christopher) are going on a search for the Holy Grail. The saga begins in Rennes-le-Chateau in France, where in 1891 a local priest discovered a treasure whose mystery remains unsolved. Once Christopher and Rat have written a list of things to do ("Buy metal detectors!"), they need only unravel a tale involving the Cathars, the Knights Templar, the Man in the Iron Mask, and Louis XIV—and along the way, visit Paris, Rome, Glastonbury, and Tintagel—and perhaps join the Masons (Rat thinks they know something). The legend of the Holy Grail is far from unknown, but this is the first time the quest has been given the punk rock treatment. Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail is a psychedelic, Pythonesque road trip, a testimony to the sometimes odd nature of friendship, and a rich historical yarn.

Grarana
I was attracted to the bizarre title of this book and, being a Damned fan, thought I'd give it a try despite having little to no interest in the holy grail legend. However, I found it a pleasant read, with some great characters. I learned quite a lot and was even inspired to create some artwork based on one part of the text. The book covers a year or so of the back and forth adventures of Rat Scabies (Christopher Millar) and Christopher Dawes as they travel around the UK and France researching the mystery of the small town, Rennes le Chateau as a possible resting place for the holy grail. The book touched on other history unknown to me, such as the persecution of the Cathars, as well. There is a great list of international characters and it's a good romp.
However, one of the more bizarre items was the fact that Christopher Dawes grew up in the same small backwater Norfolk market town in which my father lives. Weird, or what?
Moogugore
"Holy Blood Holy Grail" - and this one.

The first because - despite the fact that other books on the subject preceeded it - it's the one that really put the subject on the map. And Dawes' book because it's the only one I've read that really seems to pick up where the first one leaves off, with a very entertaining and comical, yet touchingly personal, spin. Is there anything to the mystery after all? Who knows? But with a book like this, the quest is just as beguiling a read as any blockbuster revelation could be.
Delalbine
I suspect it's almost a pre-requisite that you be a fan of the Damned in order to truly enjoy this book. The historical element is well executed, but the real fun comes in following the (mis)adventures of a couple of, really, men who find themselves post-major-career with a bit too much time on their hands. Rat is charming and Mr. Dawes does a nice job of trying to wring some meaning out of his experience without laying it on too thick. Great to read on a road trip of one's own!
Unereel
This book is awesome! I've read it three times already...It just doesn't get old. I originally got it because I'm a fan of The Damned. Any fan of The Damned, the DaVinci Code, the esoteric, or anybody who just wants a laugh-out-loud read should buy this!

Funny as hell, interesting, mysterious, spooky, and, oh yeah, funny as hell!! Great book!!
Spilberg
fun book. very enjoyable!
EXIBUZYW
I found the narrative enthralling. It really took me right into the heart of the Rennes Le Chateau mystery and made me feel as if I were right there alongside the adventurers themselves!
Shadowbourne
The title really says it all, it's a great buddy/travel/paranormal book for cynical jerks who hate buddy, travel, and paranormal books. It's a real-life story about the famous punk rock drummer and a rock journalist attempting to solve a mystery along the lines of the DaVinci Code, but fear not, it's written for people who wouldn't read the DaVinci code in a million years.

My favorite line (paraphrased) comes on a bus tour of "Rennies" (believers of the Rennes-le-Chateau mystery) and the author notes that Rat Scabies is the *least* odd person on the bus. That's saying something. It's really sort of a true-believer story, the author does a great job of debunking the legends even as he accepts them as truth, and of gently (maybe even subconsciously) mocking other "Rennies" even as he shows honest affection and camaraderie. He's never mean, and the friendly tone makes the story enjoyable even for someone who doesn't buy the legend at all.

A less abrupt and vague ending would have won it 5 stars, though I dont' have any suggestions, ha! I obviously didn't expect they found it, (you'd think we would have heard about that) and the ending's actually better than I expected, but still just not as conclusive or poignant as it could have been.
You can classify this book many ways: road trip story; buddy book; coming of age tale; psychic mystery; historical quest; hysterical slice of life. Whichever you seek, you will find it within these pages.

But how can that be true? Did Christopher Dawes set out to wrap all of these genres into one? Or is he just an excellent story teller, recounting his life in a small British town, where he is suddenly drawn into a fantastic treasure hunt across Europe by the kind of person we would all love as both a neighbor and a friend?

What do you like in your books? Is it a good mystery, unsolved over centuries? How about unforgettable characters who pop up when you least expect them? Care for car crashes and attacks by killer bees? And do you like laughing out loud while you read?

The author's greatest gift is his ability to see the events that unfold before him with a clarity that most of us lost when we were children. He describes people, places, and events in a way which gives the reader a chance to evaluate everything without the author's manipulation. Although the tale is sometimes earthy, it never loses its innocence.

The book was a page-turner where I laughed at each new event and welcomed each new comrade on the journey. I really felt the friendship that was discovered during the trip.

And I even learned some history about the Holy Grail along the way!

We could all use a neighbor like Rat Scabies. We could also use a friend like Christopher Dawes. You will enjoy their adventures. And you will regret when the book comes to an end.