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British as a Second Language

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British as a Second Language by David Bennun
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David Bennun had lived in Africa his whole life. At the age of 18 he came to Britain, the mother country. The country he had read about in Punch magazine or seen in films like Chariots of Fire. He was in for a shock. A very big shock indeed: 'I could not have been less prepared had I spent my life up to that point listening to 30-year-old broadcasts of the Light Programme.' In this timely follow up to the critically acclaimed Tick Bite Fever, David Bennun shows us our own country through the eyes of an alien. With his brilliantly witty turn of phrase we follow his life as a student, his brushes with Bohemia, his troubles renting and buying property, his discovery of British food and his horrors at entering the world of work. From DIY, to architecture; from sport to alcohol; from transport to music and entertainment; David Bennun brilliantly and with ruthless wit deconstructs all these subjects, many of them so dear to the British heart.

Author Biography

Born in Swindon in 1968, Dave Bennun's family moved to Africa in 1971. They lived there for the next 16 years. Since coming to the UK and 'studying' at the University of Sussex he has worked at Melody Maker and at Loaded. He is now freelance and writes for The Guardian, Observer, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Telegraph and GQ as well as co-writing three series of the successful BBC TV show Clarkson.
Release date NZ
April 7th, 2005
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Ebury Press
Pages
320
Dimensions
137x216x25
ISBN-13
9780091900342
Product ID
1659225

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