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Review '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 Read more About the Author 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 (Penguin 2002), Shakespeare on Toast (Icon 2009), and The Shakespeare Miscellany (Penguin 2005) 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. 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. Read more

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