PAGEANT: THE BEAUTY CONTEST
Devised, written and designed by Keith Lovegrove
Laurence King Publishing
'Pageant' celebrates the culture of the beauty contest, from the well- known spectacles of Miss World and Mr Universe to the flamboyance of Alternative Miss World and sub-culture contests such as Miss Nude UK.
'The event is being filmed, so the faux leopard-skin carpet of the club is covered with cables, held down with black electrical tape, like a dozen flattened snakes.'
"Lavishly illustrated... eye popping."
Gail Cooke, National Book Critics Circle