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Britain: What a State

A User's Guide to Life in the UK

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Britain: What a State by Ian Vince
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How We Live - according to the DoSS 60 million people live on a group of islands on the fringes of the North Atlantic and it seems that no-one has a clear idea of what it takes to be a citizen of Britain. Our climate is temperate, our topography is fair-to-middling and our attitudes are, on the whole, average, reasonable and non-extreme. So who are we? What makes us tick? What are the rights and responsibilities of living in the world's oldest and least defined democracy? Isn't it about time it was spelled out? Based on the popular comedy website of the fictional UK Department of Social Scrutiny (DoSS), Britain: What a State will explain exactly what to expect when living in the UK, what to look out for and what to avoid. From the unique British class system to pubs and our beloved transport network, every element of our society is brilliantly explained and illustrated in a series of wincingly accurate spoof official forms from the DoSS. Written in a mock-governmental style, Britain: What a State is a searingly funny and acidic look at life in the UK - how we live has never been spelt out more clearly than this. Think The Framely Examiner meets the entire output of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and you have Britain: What a State.

Author Biography

Ian Vince has written for Bremner, Bird & Fortune and is winner of Channel 4's Comedy Circuit website competition with the Department of Social Scrutiny - now evolved into Britain: What a State.
Release date NZ
October 7th, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.), ports.
Imprint
Boxtree Ltd
Pages
192
ISBN-13
9780752225982
Product ID
1663982

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