'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
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.