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Description - Rules Britannia by Rohan Candappa

What exactly does it mean to be British? Forget the Citizenship Test, what do you really need to know to be a 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 questions you'd never even thought to ask. From the straightforward ( What is the point of the Boat Race? ) to the surreal ( Who ate all the pies? ); the metaphysical ( Who is the one who has been barred from All Bar One ') to the topically relevant ( Elizabeth Hurly. Explain. ), this is a guide that endeavours to explain why 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. ritten with an absurd, off-beat sense of humour, bestselling author Rohan Candappa both ribs and celebrates our sceptred isle. And, after all, what could be more British than an absurd, off-beat sense of humou

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091922955
ISBN-10: 009192295X
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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