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

Ben Crystal , Adam Russ , Ed McLachlan
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

They’re just across the pond but they’re a strange bunch. Explore the oddities of the British psyche with this witty illustrated book. A perfect companion to British behavior, get to grips with everything from small-talk to superiority, from “the stiff upper lip” to hooliganism, from cricket to condiments, and curry to class. This hilarious A-Z guide will take you through the realm of all that’s British – its culture, its institutions, its humor, and its people. Ben Crystal has worked in tv, film and theatre. He is author of several books on Shakespeare for Penguin. Adam Russ is an actor and writer who lives in London. Ed McLachlan's is an acclaimed British cartoonist.

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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… throughout there's a delightful, quiet wit that yearns to be quoted." (Daily Mail)

"If you only buy one book tomorrow, make it this... charming." (Independent on Sunday)

"This book is as informative as it is hilarious, full of facts and sharp observations." (Leicestershire and Rutland Life)

"A chuckle a minute." (Britain magazine)

"If you only buy one book tomorrow, make it this... charming." (The Independent)

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"An entertaining combination of wry comments and fond observations. Very handy for Brits and non-Brits alike." (David Else - Author of 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 Oxford Guide to British and American Culture)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2793 KB
  • Print Length: 189 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1851687769
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications; First Trade Paper Edition edition (1 Oct. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00592ABIK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #193,313 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars British Humour 1 July 2012
By Jeanne
Format:Kindle Edition
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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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3 of 3 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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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disapointing 17 Jan. 2011
Format:Hardcover
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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 17 April 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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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3.0 out of 5 stars IM not sorry 21 Jun. 2012
By JD
Format:Kindle Edition
I have to agree with others who have said that a lot of information provided is badly researched and inaccurate. It would seem that the Authors of the book were conflicted between making this a humorous light hearted read poking fun at the British or making it an incisive fact laden observation of life in the U.K and subsequently it achieves neither.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what i expected 18 Dec. 2012
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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. I feel it goes into too much detail and there arent enough witty comments to provide balance for the facts
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I was surprised at times, astonished at others, laughed out loudly, frowned,in fact I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
Highly recommended reading to all Britons and the rest of the world, too!
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