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  • Published: 24 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781786332332
  • Imprint: Hutchinson
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $19.99

How to be British

A cartoon celebration


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Brexit getting you down? Dip into this hilarious cartoon guide to life in Britain . . .

Not sure why everyone keeps talking about the weather?
Can’t tell your Earl Grey from your English breakfast?
Feeling a wobble in your stiff upper lip?

It sounds like you need a crash course in How to be British. This handy pocket guide brings together 130 classic cartoons covering all the crucial elements of life on our sceptred isle: from queuing under absolutely any circumstances, to avoiding eye contact on the bus, to tutting and saying ‘Honestly’ when it starts raining.

Whether you’re a born-and-bred Brit or the most transient of tourists, How to be British is your one-stop remedy to Brexit blues. At least it’s better than chatting about the weather again.

  • Pub date: 24 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781786332332
  • Imprint: Hutchinson
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Tim Benson

Dr Tim Benson is Britain’s leading authority on political cartoons. He runs the Political Cartoon Gallery and Café which is located near the River Thames in Putney. He has produced numerous books on the history of cartoons, including Giless War, Churchill in Caricature, Low and the Dictators, The Cartoon Century: Modern Britain through the Eyes of Its Cartoonists, Drawing the Curtain: The Cold War in Cartoons and Over the Top: A Cartoon History of Australia at War.

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