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We're British, Innit: An Irreverent A to Z of All Things British

By (author) Iain Aitch

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Forget the Government's Citizenship Test -- this is the real measure of Britishness. Written in a snappy A-Z format, Iain Aitch explores all things British in a highly amusing and evocative way. Whether it's our love of fish and chips, our high regard for James Bond, the innate Britishness of red telephone boxes or the mystery surrounding white dog poo, everything you've ever regarded as being uniquely British is contained within these pages and guaranteed to bring a smile of recognition to even the stiffest of upper lips. Test your knowledge of Britain and what it means to be British by answering the multiple choice questions at the end of the book. What kind of peas are used to make mushy peas? What were the last words of Admiral Lord Nelson? What exactly is Readers' Wives? Were you paying attention? With more style than Jarvis Cocker's moves and more pomp than Elgar's masterpiece, Iain Aitch celebrates all that is truly glorious about good old Blighty. A book for the entire British population - Northerner, Southerner, and even tourist and immigrant alike - this is the perfect read for someone seeking a truly British experience. Aitch gives us the real Britain, not one filtered through the eyes of civil servants or politicians. This is the dictionary of the Britain that you affectionately know and love. From asbos to garden gnomes, Tennent's Super to tube maps, to socks and sandals and spam and Smash potato, this is the most definitive list yet created that encapsulates the sights, sounds and even smells that make Britain what it is today.

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Normally shipped | Available from overseas. Dispatched in aprox 4-8 weeks as local supplier is out of stock
Publisher | HarperCollins Publishers
Published date | 1 Sep 2008
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Format | Hardback
Pages | 256
Dimensions | 203 x 139 x 25mm (L x W x H)
Weight | 382g
ISBN | 978-0-0072-7132-0
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BISAC | reference / questions & answers


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