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.
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.
Publication date: 15/04/2010
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 22/10/2009
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||15th April 2010|
|Publisher:||Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||History, The Real World,|
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 ...More About John O'farrell