Release Date: 15 July 2006
Format: Paperback / softback
A laugh-out-loud look at British life through the eyes of "one of the country's funniest writers." --"The Guardian"
""That Britain made me the man I am today, I would not deny. If I were less civic-minded, though, I might sue for compensation."
David Bennun had lived in Africa almost his whole life until, at the age of eighteen, he went to live in Britain, the mother country -- the country he had read about in "Punch" magazine or seen in films like "Chariots of Fire," He was in for a shock. "I could not have been less prepared had I spent my life up to that point listening to thirty-year-old broadcasts of the Light Programme."
In this timely follow-up to his critically acclaimed Tick Bite Fever, David Bennun shows us Britain through the eyes of an outsider. With his witty turns of phrase we follow his life as a student, his brushes with Bohemia, his troubles renting and buying property, his discovery of British food and his horrors at entering the world of work. From DIY to architecture; from sport to alcohol; from transport to music and entertainment; David Bennun brilliantly deconstructs all these aspects of life so dear to the British heart.
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