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Don't Go There

1001 Rude Things People Have Said About Places in Britain and Ireland

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Don't Go There by Colin Plinth
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Towns, cities, counties and constituent countries all come in for a lambasting in this bad-tempered and thoroughly entertaining journey round the British Isles (or, as the Irish insist on calling them, the Hibernian Archipelago), from the nauseatingly Nordic Shetlands to the suspiciously Froggy Channel Islands, from 'the arse end of the world' (Wigan) to the 'heaving Sodom of the south coast' (Brighton). And it's not just the places that come in for a hammering - the people too are mocked and reviled, from the imbecilic, dimwitted folk of County Kerry to the inbred, turkey-fancying natives of Norfolk, from the tight-fistedness of the inhabitants of Aberdeen to the light-fingeredness and incessant whinings of the Scouser. And - unlike Boris Johnson of The Spectator - Mr Plinth will not be saying 'Oops. Sorry!'

Author Biography

Colin Plinth used to be something in publishing. He now lives in Hastings. Colin has written widely on a range of subjects. Among his books are FIFTY THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT ATOMIC KITTEN, LIVES OF THE GREAT FOOTBALL MANAGERS and METAL DETECTING FOR FUN AND PROFIT.
Release date NZ
October 18th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages
288
Dimensions
112x153x26
ISBN-13
9780297853480
Product ID
1661998

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