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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

History The Real World

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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 10 December 2009.

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

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.

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ISBN: 9780552775465
Publication date: 15/04/2010
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780385616225
Publication date: 22/10/2009
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780385616225
Publication date: 22nd October 2009
Author: John O'farrell
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: History, The Real World,
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About 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 ...

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