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Sorry, I'm British!: An Insider's Romp Through Britain from A to Z by [Crystal, Ben, Adam Russ, Ed McLachlan]
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Sorry, I'm British!: An Insider's Romp Through Britain from A to Z Kindle Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 37 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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"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: 2687 KB
  • Print Length: 189 pages
  • 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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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 37 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #272,258 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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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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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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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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I bought this book for my dad for Christmas and we poured over it when he opened it on Christmas day. I had to pipe up in disagreement with the other review on this site because I think completely the opposite. In fact after seeing how much my dad enjoyed reading it, I got it for a couple of my uncles for their birthdays when they happen later this year. What I like are the details in the illustrations - and the fact that it is irreverent and silly, but also strikingly on the ball. A really good affordable gift for anyone who has a sense of humour and self-deprecation - so anyone British!
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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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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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