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The Resource Britty Britty bang bang : one man's attempt to understand his country, Hugh Dennis

Britty Britty bang bang : one man's attempt to understand his country, Hugh Dennis

Label
Britty Britty bang bang : one man's attempt to understand his country
Title
Britty Britty bang bang
Title remainder
one man's attempt to understand his country
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Dennis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hugh Dennis has secretly been worrying about what being "British" meant for nearly a decade, ever since his friend Ardal O'Hanlon had told him in passing that he was the most British person he had ever met. Hugh was unclear whether he was being praised, teased, vaguely insulted or possibly all three - because it has always been very difficult to know how to feel about being British. And then the London Olympics came along. We gave the world a gleaming new vision of Britain; a smiling Britain of achievement, a Britain responsible for leading the world into the modern era through the Agrarian and Industrial revolutions, a nation proud to embrace multi-culturalism, individuality, and eccentricity. A country where a major politician can dangle helplessly from a zip wire like a discarded straw dolly and gain in popularity, and whose Queen can send herself up and then descend by parachute. The unexpected legacy of the Games has been a Britain with a new found self-confidence in which we all know how to be British. A Britain which should be embarrassed by nothing and proud of everything, from sheep to chimneys to the Spice Girls to industrial action and what had always previously been described as our "ailing transport network". A Britain which having been pinned firmly in its own half, has dribbled the length of the field, nutmegged the defenders, unleashed a curling dipping shot into the top right hand corner, scored a wonder goal and is now kissing the badge. This is Hugh Dennis' exploration of the changing image of Britain and Britishness
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Dennis, Hugh
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, British
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Britty Britty bang bang : one man's attempt to understand his country, Hugh Dennis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34420216
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780755364299
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 34420216
  • (Sirsi) 34420216
Label
Britty Britty bang bang : one man's attempt to understand his country, Hugh Dennis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34420216
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780755364299
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 34420216
  • (Sirsi) 34420216

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