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Have I Got News For You Guide To Modern Britain

Author : Nick Martin
ISBN : 9781448140602
Genre : Humor
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Did you know that foreigners who want to live in Britain have to pass a government test to get in? It's true, and some of the questions are harder than "Why does everyone hate Manchester United?" So the Have I Got News For You team have, in a moving and totally out of character display of public-spiritedness, compiled this Guide to Modern Britain to help guide you around, er, modern Britain. With reassuringly jaundiced reflections on everything from the global recession, religion and the Royal Family to the NHS, education and the media, it's a handy primer to the British Constitution, even though we don't actually have one. (How clever is that?) Think of it as the sort of manual you get with a car - enough information to help you check the oil, though not enough to re-balance the steering. Packed with useless facts and unhelpful cynicism, the Have I Got News for You Guide to Modern Britain will help you understand exactly how the most ingenious, resilient, resourceful and proudest people on earth became the Twittering, touchy-feely, fame-obsessed, flu-fearing wimps that they are today.
Category: Humor

An Utterly Exasperated History Of Modern Britain

Author : John O'Farrell
ISBN : 9781409091066
Genre : Humor
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Following his hugely popular account of the previous 2000 years, John O'Farrell now comes bang up to date with a hilarious modern history asking 'How the hell did we end up here?' An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain informs, elucidates and laughs at all the bizarre events, ridiculous characters and stupid decisions that have shaped Britain's story since 1945; leaving the Twenty-First Century reader feeling fantastically smug for having the benefit of hindsight.
Category: Humor

Gender And Laughter

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ISBN : 9789042026735
Genre : Social Science
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This essay collection is dedicated to intersections between gender theories and theories of laughter, humour, and comedy. It is based on the results of a three-year research programme, entitled “Gender – Laughter – Media” (2003-2006) and includes a series of investigations on traditional and modern media in western cultures from the 18th to the 20th century. A theoretical opening part is followed by four thematic sections that explore the multiple forms of irritating stereotypical gender perceptions; aspects of (post-)colonialism and multiculturalism; the comic impact of literary and media genres in different national cultures; as well as the different comic strategies in fictional, philosophical, artistic or real life communication. The volume presents a variety of new approaches to the overlaps between gender and laughter that have only barely been considered in groundbreaking research. It forms a valuable read for scholars of literary, theatre, media, and cultural studies, at the same time reaching out to a general readership.
Category: Social Science

The Guardian Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015066404156
Genre : Guardian (Manchester, England)
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Category: Guardian (Manchester, England)

The Rough Guide To Britain

Author : Robert Andrews
ISBN : 1843533014
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to Britain is the ultimate insiders' handbook to England, Wales and Scotland. The full-colour introduction brings the countries' highlights to life, from the Eden Project in Cornwall to Edinburgh's Royal Mile. The authors provide lively accounts of every sight from the latest attractions such as the Cardiff Bay area and Gateshead's Baltic Centre to established landmarks from the Tower of London to Edinburgh Castle. For every town and region there are lively reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink, to suit all pockets and with accompanying maps pinpointing each location. There's also practical tips on exploring the great British countryside from the rugged Pembrokeshire coastline to the picturesque valleys of the Yorkshire Dales.
Category: Travel

Sight And Sound

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ISBN : UCSC:32106015458687
Genre : Motion pictures
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Category: Motion pictures

The Spectator

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ISBN : IND:30000092816648
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

Author : John Crace
ISBN : 9781473509672
Genre : Humor
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Exactly a week after the general election, two men – ‘Call me Dave’ and ‘Call me Nick’ – walked side by side into the rose garden of No. 10 Downing Street to give their first press-conference as Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, looking for all the world like men in love. It was a romance in which people wanted to believe. But it was also one that people couldn't help but mistrust. Most unnerving, however, was the sense that they both couldn't quite believe their luck. Cameron: I can't believe it. All those people out there just for us ... Clegg: I know. It's mad, isn't it? I have to keep pinching myself as well. Cameron: Go on say it again ... Clegg: What? Cameron: Call me Prime Minister ... The storms the Dave and Nick partnership would have to face (same sex marriage, plebgate, triple dip recession, riots ...) were then unclear. Now, almost five years on, this up-to-the-minute portrait of Westminster and the forthcoming General Election exposes the realities of the Coalition, while offering an indispensible guide to a half-decade of madness: · * Foreign Policy - The new 'special relationship' - William Hague and Angelina Jolie · * The Economy - Osborne finally cracks it: boom in London; bust everywhere else. · * Immigration - should the entire population of Bulgaria pick strawberries for us? · * The Opposition - how Labour got the wrong Miliband. Includes: * UKIP, PPI, ISIS and other dubious acronyms. · * The countdown to the General Election 2015: five years of planning since the last one. Insightful, painful, very funny, this is a must-read for all of us with a vote, whichever side we thought we were on.
Category: Humor

How Britain Really Works

Author : Stig Abell
ISBN : 9781473658400
Genre : History
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'Absorbing . . . an intelligent and clear-eyed account of much that goes on in our country' Sunday Times Getting to grips with Great Britain is harder than ever. We are a nation that chose Brexit, rejects immigration but is dependent on it, is getting older but less healthy, is more demanding of public services but less willing to pay for them, is tired of intervention abroad but wants to remain a global authority. We have an over-stretched, free health service (an idea from the 1940s that may not survive the 2020s), overcrowded prisons, a military without an evident purpose, an education system the envy of none of the Western world. How did we get here and where are we going? How Britain Really Works is a guide to Britain and its institutions (the economy, the military, schools, hospitals, the media, and more), which explains just how we got to wherever it is we are. It will not tell you what opinions to have, but will give you the information to help you reach your own. By the end, you will know how Britain works - or doesn't. 'Stig Abell is an urbane, and often jaunty guide to modern Britain, in the mould of Bill Bryson' Irish Times
Category: History

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015066099196
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Category: Bibliography, National


Author : Stephen Spender
ISBN : NWU:35556027101757
Genre : Periodicals
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Category: Periodicals


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105008349446
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I P I Report

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ISBN : UOM:39015067518574
Genre : Foreign news
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Category: Foreign news

Parliamentary Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : OSU:32435066012634
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

The Matter Of Britain

Author : Arthur Leslie Morton
ISBN : UCAL:B3512759
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

Dynamic America

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105028021140
Genre : Economics
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Category: Economics

Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey
ISBN : UCAL:$B231795
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Issued also separately.
Category: Libraries

Automatic Organs

Author : Arthur W. J. G. Ord-Hume
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132193975
Genre : Music
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Interest in automatic organs is larger now than ever before. This comprehensive, yet easy-to-read, reference unlocks the mysteries of mechanical versions of the King of Instruments and its smaller counterparts. 79 color and 538 black and white photos display examples and the text explains how automatic pipe organs work, Italian water garden organs, barrel organs, orchestrions, and street and showground organs, as well as automatic organs of the 21st century and more. The list of makers, distributors, and inventors the world over has never been available before.
Category: Music

Library Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X030486520
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries