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An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain or Sixty Years of Making the Same Stupid Mistakes as Always by John O'farrell
  

An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain or Sixty Years of Making the Same Stupid Mistakes as Always

History   The Real World   

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John O’Farrell brings his unique style to the history of Britain over the last century. “Utterly exasperated” is exactly what he is and this makes for a thoroughly enjoyable read that’s not quite so stuffy and formal as the usual take on Britain’s past.

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Synopsis

An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain or Sixty Years of Making the Same Stupid Mistakes as Always by John O'farrell

Following his hugely popular account of the previous 2000 years, John O'Farrell now comes bang up to date with a hilarious modern history asking 'How the hell did we end up here?' "An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain" informs, elucidates and laughs at all the bizarre events, ridiculous characters and stupid decisions that have shaped Britain's story since 1945; leaving the Twenty-First Century reader feeling fantastically smug for having the benefit of hindsight.

Reviews

An engrossing and agonising read. And fortunately, a funny one too...The best historical harbingers are also comedians Independent on Sunday An enlightening run through the last 60 years of British history Woman & Home This very readable account of how 21st-Century Britain was made is a roller-coaster of a ride through fashion and fascism, terrorism and television, soccer and sex. Good Book Guide All history is subjective, while O'Farrell's take is comically so...Will bring a smile to grumpy old men everywhere. Daily Mirror


About the Author

John O'farrell

John O'Farrell is the author of four novels: The Man Who Forgot His Wife, May Contain Nuts, This Is Your Life and The Best a Man Can Get. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages and have been adapted for radio and television. He has also written two best-selling history books: An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain, as well as a political memoir, Things Can Only Get Better and three collections of his column in The Guardian. A former comedy scriptwriter for such productions as Spitting Image, Room 101, Murder Most Horrid and Chicken Run, he is founder of the satirical website NewsBiscuit and can occasionally be spotted on such TV programmes as Grumpy Old Men, Question Time and Have I Got News for You.

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Publication date

22nd October 2009

Author

John O'farrell

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Publisher

Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Hardback
384 pages

Categories

History
The Real World

Humour


ISBN

9780385616225

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