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An Insider's Romp Through Britain from A to Z

Illustrated by Ed McLachlan
Published by Oneworld Publications
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

An original and funny take on what it is to be British

The A to Z guide to your own laughable behaviour

Explore the oddities of the British psyche with this informative and witty illustrated guide. From small-talk to superiority, from cricket to condiments, and curry to class, when wandering lonely through the clouds of British behaviour this is the perfect companion. Discover the fate of a pitbull named ASBO, find out why we get bank holidays when we do, and learn why it's better to drive on the left. With 40 hilarious illustrations from acclaimed cartoonist Ed McLachlan, this is the perfect book for a nation that loves to laugh at itself.

About The Authors

Ben Crystal has worked in tv, film and theatre, including the 2006 season at Shakespeare's Globe, and is a narrator for RNIB Talking Books, Channel 4 and the BBC. He wrote Shakespeare's Words, Shakespeare on Toast, and The Shakespeare Miscellany with his father, David Crystal.

Adam Russ is an actor and writer who lives in London. His previous books include The Revenge Seekers' Handbook and 101 Places Not to Visit.

About The Illustrator

Ed McLachlan's cartoons and illustrations have graced the pages of Punch, Private Eye, The Spectator, The Oldie, Saga and a host of newspapers, magazines, books, greetings cards, calendars, and films.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (February 1, 2012)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781851688562

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Raves and Reviews

"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

"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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