John O'Farrell - An Utterly Impartial History of Britain (2nd Hand Paperback)
Subtitled : 'or 2000 Years of Upper Class Idiots in Charge'.
Many of us were put off history by the dry and dreary way it was taught at school. Back then 'The Origins of the Industrial Revolution' somehow seemed less compelling than the chance to test the bold claim on Timothy Johnson's 'Shatterproof' ruler.
But here at last is a chance to have a good laugh and learn all that stuff you feel you really ought to know by now . . .
In this 'Horrible History for Grown Ups' you can read how Anglo-Saxon liberals struggled to be positive about immigration; 'Look I think we have to try and respect the religious customs of our new Viking friends - oi, he's nicked my bloody ox!'
Discover how England's peculiar class system was established by some snobby French nobles whose posh descendants still have wine cellars and second homes in the Dordogne today. And explore the complex socio-economic reasons why Britain's kings were the first in Europe to be brought to heel; (because the Stuarts were such a useless bunch of untalented, incompetent, arrogant, upper-class thickos that Parliament didn't have much choice.)
A book about then that is also incisive and illuminating about now, '2000 Years of Upper Class Idiots in Charge', is an hilarious, informative and cantankerous journey through Britain' fascinating and bizarre history.
. . . as entertaining as a witch burning, and a lot more laughs.
- Format : Very Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Britain
- Published : 2008 (Black Swan)
- ISBN : 9780552773966
- SKU : B001938
- PPC : SP450gm
- RRP : £7.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
". . . the book is hilariously funny as well as educational." - Google Review.
John O'Farrell is a British author, scriptwriter and political campaigner. Previously a lead writer for such shows as Spitting Image and Have I Got News for You, he is now best known as a comic author for such books such as The Man Who Forgot His Wife and An Utterly Impartial History of Britain.