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We're British, Innit

We're British, Innit jacket

Paperback, 246 pages
Published by Collins
24 June 2010.
ISBN: 978-0-00-736550-0

Hardback, 246 pages
Published by Collins
1 September 2008
ISBN: 978-0-00-727132-0

From Alcopops to X Factor via Churchill and Ovaltine, Iain Aitch celebrates modern-day Britain in this acutely observed and hilariously funny A-Z of all that we are and all that we do.

Whether it is our insatiable passion for tea, a sense of fair play, our desire to form an orderly queue at the drop of a hat, or simply our ability to screech 'coo-ee' at the top of our lungs, everything you've ever regarded as being uniquely British is within these pages. Unlike the Government's Citizenship Test, this is the real Britain – the little land that we affectionately know and love for all its quirks and traditions.

Guaranteed to bring a smile of recognition to even the stiffest of upper lips.

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A Fête Worse Than Death

A Fete Worse Than Death - Iain Aitch

Paperback, 304 pages
Published by Headline Review
7 June 2004
ISBN: 0755311914

A Fete Worse Than Death - Iain Aitch

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published by Headline Review
2 June 2003
ISBN: 0755311906

It is one thing to expect a little weirdness when you're up a mountain with a flying saucer-worshipping religion but quite another to enter a perfectly normal Derbyshire pub and find a toe-wrestling competition where one of the contenders is dressed only in beer towels.

Yet when Iain Aitch decides to spend the summer travelling round England in search of the English at leisure, he finds himself encountering the living embodiments of the phrase ‘summer madness’ at every turn. Planespotters, trainspotters, shin-kickers, crop-circle makers and the very British weekend Luftwaffe – Iain Aitch takes it all in his stride whether he’s undertaking a Norfolk village fête crawl or receiving a marriage proposal at Stonehenge from a complete stranger.

From the Cornish villagers who float a giant pasty across a river each year to the predatory hen parties who stalk Blackpool dressed to kill,this is a hilarious insight into what it is to be English in the 21st century.

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