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Sorry, I'm British!: An Insider's Romp Through Britain from A to Z

Sorry, I'm British!: An Insider's Romp Through Britain from A to Z [Kindle Edition]

Ben Crystal , Adam Russ , Ed McLachlan
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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'Full of strange facts, clever insights and amusing observations and adds up to a surprisingly comprehensive summary of what it means to be British. Along the way you will also learn that a pitbull shot by police marksmen in Mitcham in 2008 had been named Asbo by its owner, and that it's illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament or eat a mince pie on Christmas Day. What places this above similar books on the subject is its lack of rancour and rage: indeed, it s every bit as restrained in tone as we like to think we are. And throughout there's a delightful, quiet wit that yearns to be quoted.' --Daily Mail

'An entertaining combination of wry comments and fond observations. Very handy for Brits and non-Brits alike.' --David Else, author of the Lonely Planet Guide to Great Britain

'Light-hearted, informative, and highly readable. Ed McLachlan's hilarious cartoons complement the text perfectly.' --Jonathan Crowther, author of the Oxford Guide to British and American Culture

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Packed with facts and razor-sharp observations, Sorry, I’m British! is hilarious and informative in equal measure. From small-talk to superiority, from the famous stiff upper lip to the infamous football hooliganism, this book will take you through the sometimes sarcastic, often poetic, generally polite, never boastful, but universally proud realm of all that’s British. Discover the fate of a pitbull named ASBO, find out exactly why we get bank holidays when we do, and learn why it’s better to drive on the left with this mini encylopedia of British behaviour. Peppered with illustrations from the legendary British cartoonist Ed McLachlan (Punch, Private Eye, The Spectator), this is the perfect book for a nation that loves to laugh at itself.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2793 KB
  • Print Length: 189 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1851687769
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (1 Oct 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00592ABIK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #126,613 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWFUL..............Not 4 May 2013
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This book didn't interest me at first but has really grown on me I loved every bit of it extremely funny
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read 12 July 2012
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Ben Crystal's book, with its wry observations about British life and what British people do, produces many a nodding acknowledgement and a smile of recognition.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars British Humour 1 July 2012
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At it best! The British have a fabulous knack of being able to poke fun at themselves in a way that makes them magic. This book is a master class in British humour.
Read it enjoy it and recommend it to someone else. A cracking read with a chuckle on every page!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 17 April 2012
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This is a very good book in helping to understand the British way of life. A must-buy if you are moving to the UK.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disapointing 17 Jan 2011
Rather disapointing and indifferent.... just a collection of badly written snippets... no real focus or style or sense of either humour or outrage. A waste of money frankly... it went straight off to the Oxfam bookshop.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 3 July 2014
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I love this book,and use it every week.
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It was a prompt delivery, Keep it up. I will buy from this supplier again. The product is as described.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sorry, I'm British 26 Dec 2012
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Pleasantly amusing book. Well worth a read to explain some history and quirks that make us British. Easy, gentle reading
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what i expected
This book was interesting detailing many aspects of british life i hadnt previously considered but at the same time was very long winded and took a long time to get through. Read more
Published 19 months ago by devoted bookworm
1.0 out of 5 stars not worth it
I thought this would be a funny read, but no... A long boring lists of items and trying to explain they item in the list... do not buy.
Published 22 months ago by mikec
1.0 out of 5 stars Inane choice
In most places it lacked wit and was very much schoolboy stuff. I found very little to laugh at
and not even smile. It deserved to be a cheap offer.
Published on 6 July 2012 by local lad
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes enlightening, sometimes funny, sarcastic, serious,..
I was surprised at times, astonished at others, laughed out loudly, frowned,in fact I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Read more
Published on 30 Jun 2012 by Paul from Orellanita
3.0 out of 5 stars IM not sorry
I have to agree with others who have said that a lot of information provided is badly researched and inaccurate. Read more
Published on 21 Jun 2012 by JD
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Funny, Not Clever, Not Good
I purchased this book as a Kindle Daily Deal for 99p and I'm so glad that's all I paid for it. This book really fails to hit the mark given that it is neither funny, entertaining... Read more
Published on 15 Jun 2012 by Rebeccac747
1.0 out of 5 stars I didn't like this book.
I found this book inconsistent, badly researched and rather boring. It also was failed the Kermode comedy test of having less then 5 proper laughs. Read more
Published on 1 Jun 2012 by Clumpy Polecat
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