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  • Published: 1 December 2005
  • ISBN: 9780091906313
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $22.99
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Great British Wit


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The definitive collection of our nation’s funniest quotations from the bestselling author of THE FUNNIEST THING YOU NEVER SAID.

There’s nothing much left to feel good about these days if you’re British, but one of the few things where we all agree that we're still a world leader is our defining sense of humour. Thematically covering every subject imaginable, from God to dogs, this collection will be the seminal gathering of our national wit and a picture of who we are as a nation - a monument to our monumental silliness. 'An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.' George Mikes Jane Austen, Pam Ayres, Alan Bennett, Jeffrey Bernard, John Betjeman, Jo Brand, Craig Brown, Winston Churchill, Alan Clark, Jeremy Clarkson, Billy Connolly, Peter Cook, Tommy Cooper, Noël Coward, Quentin Crisp, Les Dawson, Stephen Fry, A.A. Gill, Stella Gibbons, W.S. Gilbert, Joyce Grenfell, Tony Hancock, Harry Hill, Jerome K. Jerome, Boris Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Maureen Lipman, Spike Milligan, Nancy Mitford, Frank Muir, Eric Morecambe, Joe Orton, David Renwick, Brian Sewell, William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Edith Sitwell, Frank Skinner, Arthur Smith, Sue Townsend, Peter Ustinov, Queen Victoria, Oscar Wilde, Kenneth Williams, P.G. Wodehouse, Victoria Wood.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2005
  • ISBN: 9780091906313
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Rosemarie Jarski

Rosemarie Jarski is a screenwriter dividing her time between Britain and the States. Her book publications include Wisecracks and Hollywood Wit, anthologies of on- and off-screen Hollywood quotations, a spoof guide How to Be A Celebrity, and the bestselling humorous quotations books: The Funniest Thing You Never Said, Great British Wit and A Word from the Wise.

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Praise for Great British Wit

“A veritable monument to our self-effacing approach”

Goodtimes

“An outstanding up-to-date anthology”

Sunday Times

“400 pages of the funniest one-liners ever uttered by Brits about Brits...This is one of those clever books you'll pick up intent on having a quick browse and before you know it, it's dark outside, there's a black dot on the TV and you haven't spoken to another soul for 10 hours.”

Scottish Daily Record


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