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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 27 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past by John Higgs
    Watling Street: Travels Through Britain and Its Ever-Present Past - by John Higgs

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781474603485 | ISBN 10: 1474603483

    A journey along one of Britain's oldest roads, from Dover to Anglesey, in search of the hidden history that makes us who we are today.   Long ago a path was created by the passage of feet tramping through endless forests. Gradually that path becam ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shabby: The Jolly Good British Guide to Stress-Free Living by Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd
    Shabby: The Jolly Good British Guide to Stress-Free Living - by Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd

    £9.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781472127297 | ISBN 10: 1472127293

    From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea.   Shabby - because there is no word for Hygge in English.   We all know Shabby when we see it. It's ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pier Review: A Road Trip in Search of the Great British Seaside by Jon Bounds and Danny Smith
    Pier Review: A Road Trip in Search of the Great British Seaside - by Jon Bounds and Danny Smith

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781849538114 | ISBN 10: 1849538115

    Fifty-five piers. Two weeks. One eccentric road trip.   Before the seaside of their youth disappears forever, two friends from the landlocked Midlands embark on a peculiar journey to see all the surviving pleasure piers in England and Wales. W ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Great British Dream Factory: The Strange History of Our National Imagination by Dominic Sandbrook
    The Great British Dream Factory: The Strange History of Our National Imagination - by Dominic Sandbrook

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141979304 | ISBN 10: 0141979305

    Britain's empire has gone. We no longer matter as we once did. And yet there is still one area in which we can legitimately claim superpower status: our popular culture.   It is extraordinary to think that one British writer, J. K. Rowling, ha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Island Story by J.D. Taylor
    Island Story - by J.D. Taylor

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910924204 | ISBN 10: 1910924202

    What is life like on this island? With a tent and a rusty bike, J.D. Taylor set off to find out.   No other subject has spilt so much ink as Britain today. But whilst assuming a monopoly on national identity, a London-based elite has proven a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Neither Nowt nor Summat: In Search of the Meaning of Yorkshire by Ian McMillan
    Neither Nowt nor Summat: In Search of the Meaning of Yorkshire - by Ian McMillan

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780091959968 | ISBN 10: 0091959969

    I’m going to define the essence of this sprawling place as best I can. I’m going to start here, in this village, and radiate out like a ripple in a pond. I don’t want to go to the obvious places, either; I want to be like a bus driver on my first mor ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
    The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island - by Bill Bryson

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780552779838 | ISBN 10: 0552779830

    Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation’s heart and became the best ... more

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  • Cover image of book Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
    Notes from a Small Island - by Bill Bryson

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784161194 | ISBN 10: 1784161195

    After nearly two decades in Britain, Bill Bryson took the decision to move back to the States for a while, to let his kids experience life in another country, to give his wife the chance to shop until 10p.m seven nights a week, and, most of all, beca ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paul Sinha
    Paul Sinha's Real British Citizenship Test: Everything You Need to Know to Call Yourself British - by Paul Sinha

    £9.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781910232293 | ISBN 10: 1910232297

    Since 2005, well over one million prospective immigrants have attempted to cement permanent residency in the UK by taking the Home Office-devised ‘Life in the UK’ test. With questions such as ‘What is the name of the admiral who died in a sea battle ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ultraviolet: A Glastonbury Tale by Blueblagger
    Ultraviolet: A Glastonbury Tale - by Blueblagger

    £11.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780956815569 | ISBN 10: 0956815561

    Welcome to Glastonbury – a relaxed Somerset town known for its ancient legends. From King Arthur to the Tor, it is part of a Wessex landscape rich in stone circles and stoned wanderers, and in more recent years its name has become synonymous with a f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse: And Other Lessons from Modern Life by David Mitchell
    Thinking About it Only Makes it Worse: And Other Lessons from Modern Life - by David Mitchell

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783350575 | ISBN 10: 1783350571

    What's wrong with calling a burglar brave? Why are people so f***ing hung up about swearing? Why do the asterisks in that sentence make it okay? Why do so many people want to stop other people doing things, and how can they be stopped from stopping t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bizarre England: Discover the Country
    Bizarre England: Discover the Country's Secrets and Surprises - by David Long

    £9.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782433767 | ISBN 10: 1782433767

    In this charming book, David Long introduces the reader to some of the oddest and most interesting sights in England. Visit places like Devon's Gnome Reserve, Britain's smallest pub, a church for dragon slayers, a subterranean ballroom, the Phone Box ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let
    Let's Re-Great Britain - by Al Murray

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781405922104 | ISBN 10: 1405922109

    In Let's re-Great Britain, Al Murray's Pub Landlord sets out his party's vision for the country, and explains how politics actually works.   Citizens of Hope & Glory! It's time to bring common sense to the House of Commons.  Parliame ... more

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  • Cover image of book Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time by Rob Temple
    Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time - by Rob Temple

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780751557039 | ISBN 10: 075155703x

    The new and updated paperback edition of Very British Problems. Now with extra awkwardness.  There's an epidemic sweeping the nation.  Symptoms include:  *Acute embarrassment at the mere notion of 'making a fuss' *Extreme awk ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mark Steel
    Mark Steel's in Town - by Mark Steel

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780007412426 | ISBN 10: 0007412428

    On the way to a show in Skipton, in North Yorkshire, I noticed a road sign to a town called Keighley. So later, during the show, I mentioned this, asking the audience, 'Is that your rival town?' And the room went chillingly quiet, until one woman cal ... more

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  • Cover image of book Great British Losers: Brazen Bunglers and Heroic Failures by Gordon Kerr
    Great British Losers: Brazen Bunglers and Heroic Failures - by Gordon Kerr

    £9.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781905847563 | ISBN 10: 1905847564

    Everyone knows we're a nation obsessed with runners-up and near-missers, that we find failure heroic and success boring, if not downright rude.  In this hilarious, fact-packed and up-to-date compendium, vintage losers such as Ethelred 'the ... more

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  • Cover image of book So You Think You Know About Britain? by Danny Dorling
    So You Think You Know About Britain? - by Danny Dorling

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781849013918 | ISBN 10: 1849013918

    A fascinating insight into the current state of Britain that constantly surprises and overturns much received wisdom of today's society. When it comes to immigration, the population explosion, the collapse of the family, the north-south divide, devol ... more

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  • Cover image of book An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain by John O
    An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain - by John O'Farrell

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780552775465 | ISBN 10: 0552775460

    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 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tickling the English by Dara O Briain
    Tickling the English - by Dara O Briain

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141046662 | ISBN 10: 014104666x

    Nostalgia, identity, eccentricity, gin drinking and occasional violence... these are just some of the themes that stand-up comedian Dara O Briain explores in Tickling the English.   O Briain moved to England many years ago, but when he ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Gripes of Wrath: Modern Day Absurdities Guaranteed to Make Your Blood Boil by Simon Carr (Editor)
    The Gripes of Wrath: Modern Day Absurdities Guaranteed to Make Your Blood Boil - by Simon Carr (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780749940850 | ISBN 10: 0749940859

    The Gripes of Wrath is guaranteed to make you laugh - and also make your blood boil! This mind-blowing collection of absurd and yet completely true stories, rules, claims, and crazy legislation portrays the Britain that we have become, almost without ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bits of Me are Falling Apart: Dark Thoughts from the Middle Years by William Leith
    Bits of Me are Falling Apart: Dark Thoughts from the Middle Years - by William Leith

    £12.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780747596691 | ISBN 10: 0747596697

    One morning, William Leith wakes up and realises that something is wrong. He is alone and at the end of his tether. Bits of him are falling apart. With his trademark darkly humorous mix of personal story and social commentary, Leith attempts to answe ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of the English Eccentric by Henry Hemming
    In Search of the English Eccentric - by Henry Hemming

    £11.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780719522222 | ISBN 10: 0719522226

    The English eccentric is under threat. In our increasingly homogenised society, these celebrated parts of our national identity are anomalies that may soon no longer fit. Or so it seems.   On his entertaining and thought-provoking quest to discove ... more

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  • Cover image of book Real England: The Battle Against the Bland by Paul Kingsnorth
    Real England: The Battle Against the Bland - by Paul Kingsnorth

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781846270420 | ISBN 10: 1846270421

    We see the signs around us every day: the chain cafes and mobile phone outlets that dominate our high streets; the decline of small farms and the loss of our rural post-offices; the headlines about yet another traditional industry going to the wall. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind by Julian Baggini
    Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind - by Julian Baggini

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781862079984 | ISBN 10: 1862079986

    What do the English think? Every country has a dominant set of beliefs and attitudes concerning everything from how to live a good life, how we should organize society, and the roles of the sexes. Yet despite many attempts to define our national char ... more

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  • Cover image of book England in Particular: A Celebration of the Commonplace, the Local, the Vernacular & the Distinctive by Sue Clifford and Angela King
    England in Particular: A Celebration of the Commonplace, the Local, the Vernacular & the Distinctive - by Sue Clifford and Angela King

    £35.00   hardback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780340826164 | ISBN 10: 0340826169

    Apples, bandstands, beach huts, black dogs, breweries, bricks, cakes, causeways, chalk horses, cheese rolling, cider, cooling towers, curbstones, dances, dialect, dry stone walls, fens, fire festivals, foxes, gargoyles, geology, ghosts, heaths, heron ... more

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  • In Search of Albion: From Cornwall to Cumbria - A Ride Through England's Hidden Soul - by Colin Irwin

    £7.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780233001654 | ISBN 10: 0233001654

    Offering a warm, amusing and insightful commentary on modern England, Colin Irwin seeks out the traditional events, festivals and gigs that are becoming increasingly sidelined in our rapidly changing era of instant communication, multi-culturalism an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly  British Days Out by Robin Halstead et al
    Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out - by Robin Halstead et al

    £9.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141021201 | ISBN 10: 0141021209

    We've all driven past brown signs inviting us to visit unlikely-sounding local attractions like Barometer World or a Secret Nuclear Bunker - they're dotted the length and breadth of Britain. But how many of us have taken the time to visit?  Thi ... more

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