Gideon Defoe is the author of The Pirates! book series, and wrote the screenplay for the Oscar nominated Aardman film The Pirates In An Adventure With Scientists. He has written about how animals have sex and penned a computer game tie-in novel for Gollancz because he is bad at staying on brand. He does film development work with Locksmith Animation, Studio Canal and is developing a sitcom with BBC studios.
'This entertaining atlas of nations that fell off the map is a joyously compiled catalogue of chancers, conmen, madmen, mistakes, lies and far fetches schemes that laid waste the genuine hopes of a nation or exploded the overreaching ambitions of bombastic megalomaniac ... a riot of revisionist history and political ambition' Traveller Magazine
'A whirlwind tour through the pleasingly oddball tales of history's also-rans ... If you're looking for a delightful stocking stuffer for the travel and history aficionado in your life, look no further' Frommers