We're British, Innit: An Irreverent A-Z of All Things British
Forget the Government's Citizenship Test—this is the real measure of Britishness. With a wealth of brand-new material that will bring a smile of recognition to even the stiffest of upper lips, Iain Aitch brings us even more explorations of innate Britishness. Continuing in the snappy A to Z format, this study brings us all things uniquely British, whether it's our love of fish and chips or our high regard for James Bond and the red telephone box. Everything you've ever regarded as being inimitably British is contained within these pages. Test your knowledge of Britain and what it means to be British by answering the multiple choice questions at the end of the book, such as What kind of peas are used to make mushy peas? What were the last words of Admiral Lord Nelson? and What exactly is Readers' Wives? With more style than Jarvis Cocker's moves and more pomp than Elgar's masterpiece, this is a celebration of all that is truly glorious about good ol’ “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.
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I wasn't really sure what to expect when I ordered this book. I was a bit frightened in case Iain Aitch really did think 'Innit' was 'New British' and we should all embrace it (well, it wouldn't be the craziest thing to happen!). However, I needn't have worried. Five minutes into the book (with my cup of tea of course, not to mention a few Rich Tea biscuits) I felt quite reassured - it's scathing to say the least and incredibly funny but at the same time oddly patriotic. It's almost like saying, "Well, yes, we're all these things but we're British so get used to it!". Don't be suprised to find yourself nodding along as you read about things that strike a nerve (e.g "Kagouls... married couples in Britain are required by law to wear matching kagouls" and "Tea... Enjoyed with as few as four biscuits") and clearly anyone in the UK reading this will realise that it's pretty spot on about many things. Buy it for your son, your Mum, your grandad - I think they'll all enjoy it. And it's true that anyone entering the UK for the first time should receive one - the essential guide to all things British - good (see "Chips") and bad (see "Chavs"). To buy or not to buy, innit? Get your wallet out and fork out your shillings lad! Or lass!
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I wasn't really sure what to expect when I ordered this book. I was a bit frightened in case Iain Aitch really did think 'Innit' was 'New British' and we should all embrace it (well, it wouldn't be ... Read full review
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