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Britannia in Brief : The Scoop on All Things British
by Leslie Banker and William Mullins


Overview - When it comes to Britain, most Americans don't know (Union) Jack. Fortunately, now an Anglo-American husband-and-wife team are here to help with a smart, funny, and handy guide that minds the gap between fact and fiction. From Whigs and Windsors to wankers and Wales, this spit-spot-on reference covers all manner of British history, society, culture, language, and everyday life, including

- the class system, title envy, and a thumbnail sketch of British dynasties
- highlights of the social season (yes, they have a social season)
- Parliament, prime ministers, and a wild variety of political parties
- British sports 101, including football (by which we mean soccer), cricket, rugby, snooker, and darts
- answers to the pressing question: What's on the telly?  Read more...


 
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Overview
When it comes to Britain, most Americans don't know (Union) Jack. Fortunately, now an Anglo-American husband-and-wife team are here to help with a smart, funny, and handy guide that minds the gap between fact and fiction. From Whigs and Windsors to wankers and Wales, this spit-spot-on reference covers all manner of British history, society, culture, language, and everyday life, including

- the class system, title envy, and a thumbnail sketch of British dynasties
- highlights of the social season (yes, they have a social season)
- Parliament, prime ministers, and a wild variety of political parties
- British sports 101, including football (by which we mean soccer), cricket, rugby, snooker, and darts
- answers to the pressing question: What's on the telly?
- British culinary delights, from Marmite to late-night tikka masala
- odd pronunciations (e.g., how "St. John" becomes "Sin Jun")
- cockney slang, or why you should never get caught "telling porkies on the dog"
- Londoners' pride in the Tube and the truth about trainspotting

So whether you're traveling to England on business or for pleasure, dating a Brit, hoping to comfort a homesick Londoner (whip up a treacle tart, recipe included), or simply curious about life across the pond, Britannia in Brief is the perfect companion.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780345509994
  • ISBN-10: 0345509994
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Publish Date: May 2009
  • Page Count: 238
  • Dimensions: 8.07 x 5.22 x 0.59 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.44 pounds


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