A lot of pomp and circumstance has gone on since Julius Caesar first came, and saw, and conquered, but this doughty little book heroically manages to capture the true essence of this green and pleasant land in a little more than 100 episodes. The Little History of Britain is the proud story of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales as it has (perhaps wisely) never been told before: a defiant red-white-and-blue compilation of surreal news reports, spoof correspondence, and quirky cartoons. From hooded druid rituals to hug-a-hoodie exhortations, the nation’s towering achievements and darkest hours are entertainingly recalled. So if you’ve ever spent time cogitating on the connection between King Alfred’s burnt cakes, Nell Gwyn’s juicy fruit, and a plate of chicken tikka masala (and let’s face it, who hasn’t?), this is the book for you.
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About the Author
Chas Newkey-Burden has written for numerous publications including The Big Issue, Private Eye, the Mail on Sunday, and the Guardian. He contributed to both Crap Town titles, Loaded's Greatest Ever Englishmen book, and writes official books for Arsenal FC. Tony Husband is an award-winning cartoonist and writer. He is famous for his Yobs cartoon strip in Private Eye, and he also draws for Times Sport, Sun Sport, and the Spectator.