The Reduced History of Britain The Story of the World's Greatest Little Nation Squeezed into 100 Moments by Chas Newkey-Burden
  

The Reduced History of Britain The Story of the World's Greatest Little Nation Squeezed into 100 Moments

Written by Chas Newkey-Burden
Illustrated by Tony Husband

Synopsis

The Reduced History of Britain The Story of the World's Greatest Little Nation Squeezed into 100 Moments by Chas Newkey-Burden

A lot of pomp and circumstance has gone on since Julius Caesar first came, and saw and conquered, but this doughty little book heroically manages to capture the true essence of this green and pleasant land in just 100 episodes (plus a few extras for good luck). This is the story of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales as it has never been told before: a red-white-and-blue compilation of surreal news reports, spoof correspondence and quirky cartoons. From the hooded druids of Stonehenge to the hoodied chavs of the Bluewater Shopping Centre, the nation's towering achievements and darkest hours are entertainingly recalled.

About the Author

Chas Newkey-Burden is a feature writer on The Big Issue magazine. He has written several books on his beloved Arsenal FC, and was a contributor to the bestselling Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places to Live in the UK. Tony Husband is an award-winning cartoonist and writer. He is famous for his cartoons in Private Eye and also draws for Times Sport, Sun Sport, Express Sport and The Spectator.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
128 pages

Author

Chas Newkey-Burden
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Publisher

Andre Deutsch Ltd an imprint of Carlton Books Ltd

Publication date

4th September 2006

ISBN

9780233001906


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