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A cheeky little book on all things British!
on 14 September 2008
Firstly, I must admit - I DO enjoy these types of books. They revel in all things British but do so in a tongue-in-cheek way - it's important not to get too hung up on our national heritage! We're quite an eccentric lot when you look at us - and this book brings this fact out in full.
The book is alphabetical rather than by topic which probably meant sense to the author - although I'd have preferred it by topic myself. For instance the "C" chapter covers Caravanning, Carry-On, Changing the Guard, Chavs, Cheese-rolling, Chips, Church Bells, Churchill etc - all described in an amusing way. Some entries will make you mildly titter and others will make you laugh-out-loud.
All in all an excellent little book - almost 250 pages of "irreverent" humour. I'm guessing it will be a popular book for "male significant others" at xmas!