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Publisher Description

Hugh Dennis' hilarious and insightful exploration of the changing image of Britain and Britishness will enthral those who love Outnumbered, The Now Show, Mock the Week and quintessentially British humour.

'Utterly readable and laugh-out-loud funny' - Stephen Fry

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.

In 2012 we surprised the world. Not only did we provide an Olympic Games much better than Mitt Romney expected, or the French hoped, we also presented a completely new face - a gleaming fresh vision of Britain.

Who thought that the country we knew so well would suddenly nip up into the national loft and bring down so much we had all forgotten about?

What are our great traditions?
Are we really good at inventing stuff?
Are we obsessed by the weather?
Did we invent Democracy?
Who was Kenneth Branagh meant to be in that opening ceremony?

Frankly this country has got some explaining to do...

What readers are saying about Britty Britty Bang Bang:

'Pure Hugh Dennis! Witty Britty! A witty anecdote in every other sentence'

'An amusing yet also enlightening trawl through British history and cultural values'

'Hugh Dennis writes very much in character - highly amusing and observant'

May 23

Customer Reviews

Simon Aeldred ,

Britty Britty Bang Bang

This book is not going to make you roar with laughter, more smile whimsically with a slightly smug sense of self importance at being British. The chapters are themed and well researched, each with an interesting explanation of why we Brits do what we do, and why we did it first.
This isn't Have I got News for You, but a factual smorgasbord of Britishness.
I enjoyed it!

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