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I Should Know That: Great Britain: Everything You (and the Prime Minister) Really Should Know About GB
 
 

I Should Know That: Great Britain: Everything You (and the Prime Minister) Really Should Know About GB [Kindle Edition]

Emma Marriott
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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A new book covering a range of topics from geography and history to politics and society explains our wonderful country's quirky character Daily Express A fun guide to Great Britain, covering a range of key topics on our fair land Daily Mail A comprehensive, fact-filled guide to Great Britain, including it's history, laws, government and culture NFU Countryside An ideal introduction to all matters British The Good Book Guide

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I Should Know That: Great Britain covers a range of key topics on our fair land, including essential British history (Magna Carta, the Great Reform Act etc.), the current political and legal system (when can a magistrate decide whether a person is guilty or innocent?), migration to Britain, women's rights (when did married women gain the right to retain ownership of money and property?), geography (what's the distance between John O' Groats and Land's End?), and culture (who wrote 'Rule, Britannia!' etc...).

The subjects and questions are inspired by the UK citizenship test and the book also includes the hilarious, though unfortunate, gaffes frequently made by our politicians. A book for anyone who wishes that they were more informed citizens.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1812 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1782430660
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books (23 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G46N0YW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,315 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too simplistic 1 Jan 2014
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As a help in passing the citizenship test this may be good. as an interesting reader for a reasonable intelligent person its a bit of a let down. it oversimplifies issues by making definitive statements that are not in reality correct. i.e. There is no separate church for Wales and Northern Ireland (sic) ( tell that to the Church in Wales (previous Archbishop Rowan Williams) or The Archbishop of All Ireland in Armagh.
Sorry too basic and inaccurate.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars nice idea... 15 Jan 2014
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Loved the idea of this book, and enjoyed the style. Some good quotes & nice insights. However the accuracy of the content on the legal / political sections is rather sloppy, which then made me mistrust the rest. Would be great for teenager / foreign student but I don't think I could recommend because of some of the confusion it would cause about some of our basic constitutional & legal facts. Also ended rather abruptly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Edward
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As a Brit who is slightly ashamed about their lack of knowledge of the UK, I found that the book provided a punchy, concise history of everything you'd need to know about the UK. Emma Marriott has done a great job in moving the book on at a decent pace when some parts seem to get slightly tedious and provides well rounded, well researched history of nearly everything British, with some humorous quotes from various influential Brits throughout that'll make readers grin. There are times where the book is overloaded with statistics and I found myself flicking through quickly on occasions as there are sometimes too many numbers to try to absorb. I will definitely refer back to this book in future months and years when my foreign relatives come to visit armed with questions! I highly recommend this book to anyone regardless of their depth of knowledge in the UK.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Informative 3 Oct 2013
Format:Hardcover
Test your knowledge and learn obscure facts about Great Britain you never knew before! A great gift for those who love quiz's and trivia.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars so-so 2 Jan 2014
By BeeCool
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Way too much Tory love for my liking. The author seems to have rather a fondness for Thatcher. Really off-putting
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars SUPERFICIAL 21 Jan 2014
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Very superficial and in some places inaccurate. A survey of the UK that makes no mention of her Armed Forces!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I should but didn't! 28 May 2014
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Excellent book. Very interesting. Full of information. Good broad range of subjects covered and anecdotes which made it quite funny too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Things you should know (as if) 12 Mar 2014
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Being born and bred in the UK it's useful to know that should I ever need to prove it I will totally fail.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Obvious errors make me distrust the rest
Badly let down by inaccuracies. If you're going to chide people for not knowing facts, you need to make sure you have them right yourself. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pettsy
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Britain.I should know that
Very average and not what I hoped for.I will persist though and keep it for future reference for myself and children..
Published 4 months ago by Edward Rogers
2.0 out of 5 stars boring
Not too sure all of what is written is entirely true.
Jumps around too much and little or no humour. Poor.
Published 4 months ago by Mr Allan Williams and Mrs Maureen Williams
3.0 out of 5 stars very intersting
lots of facts and details of this and that and the other. I should know that great britain everything you.
Published 4 months ago by Hamish J Coubrough
3.0 out of 5 stars They should know that
They should know that... you have to have a book proof-read before it is published! Quite a few glaring errors: e.g. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars very useful
was born in UK spent most of my 76 years in UK amazed at how much I didn't know!
Really useful
Published 4 months ago by Bash UK
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I'd hoped
I was hoping for an entertaining read, to fill any gaps in knowledge and learn some interesting facts.

This just isn't it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by K
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must
Very interesting, taught me things I didn't know about Great Britain. I haven't finished the book yet but look forward to dipping into it again.
Published 4 months ago by Artemis
4.0 out of 5 stars I shouls know that
There are lots and lots of things I did know, and many, many more that I didn't. I have enjoyed this book, and I regard it as one of those books, when it's ona Kindle, that can be... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Britain - Great Read
Reminded me of stuff that I probably did know at some time but had mostly forgotten. If you call yourself a UK citizen, this is stuff that you should really know. Read more
Published 5 months ago by JohnnyR
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