The 101 Essential Questions of Britishness Answered - From How to Keep a Stiff Upper Lip to Who Ate All the Pies
By (author) Rohan Candappa
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Rules Britannia by Rohan Candappa
Book DescriptionWhat exactly does it mean to be British? Forget the official Citizenship Test, what do newcomers really need to understand to be part of this Great Nation? Does it involve wearing plastic Union Jack bowler hats? Perhaps sinking a tankard of ale? In these confused multicultural times, it's difficult to know...Well, fear not, because "Rules Britannia" is here to answer the 101 Essential Questions of Britishness - from the straightforward ('What is the point of the Boat Race?') to the historical ('Why couldn't the Daleks conquer the universe?'); the metaphysical ('Who is the "one" who has been barred from "All Bar One"?') to the totally unfathomable ('Elizabeth Hurley. Explain.'). Within the wisdom-packed pages of this seminal tome, you'll also discover how Tim Henman can be both a hero and a villain, why a stiff upper-lip is treated as a source of pride rather than a facial condition, and why custard and gravy - the two key lubricants of a frankly limited cuisine - are locked in a yin-and-yang like struggle for dominance which neither can ever win. Written with an absurd, off-beat sense of humour, bestselling author Rohan Candappa both sends up and celebrates our Sceptered Isle. And, after all, what could be more British than an absurd, off-beat sense of humour?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091922955
(185mm x 117mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rohan Candappa
Picklehead, Paperback (May 2007)
A son of a Sri Lankan father and Burmese mother, the author grew up in South London. Every day his mother would conjur delicious meals out of thin air. His father cooked too, with fiery flavourings, black curries and green coriander chutneys. This book presents a memoir of his heritage and his home, of curry leaves and curried chips, and more.
One Hundred Birthday Wishes, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by Rohan Candappa
Written by the bestselling author of "The Little Book of Stress", this book contains one hundred good wishes. It is illustrated with funny black and white photography and inspirational captions.
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Author Biography - Rohan Candappa
Rohan Candappa lives in London with his wife and two children. He has written 16 books. The last one Viva Cha! is, probably, the definitive guide to the parallels between the lives of Prince Charles and Che Guevera. Picklehead, the book before that, combines a funny, moving, family memoir with the history of curry in Britain. He has no idea what he'll write next.
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