By Mark Easton
Mark Easton's Britain and so on. appears on the united kingdom via its dating to 26 topics - one for every letter of the alphabet. From Alcohol, Beat Bobbies, Cheese and canine via Immigration, Justice, Knives and homicide to the Queen, Umbrellas, greens and the Zzzz of a richly deserved relaxation, the book's meticulously researched yet available essays map the back-story of latest Britain. With every one lettered bankruptcy, the reader is invited to examine the uk in a brand new manner: status again to work out our small islands in a world or ancient context, after which diving right down to scrutinise important information that could be missed. Taken jointly, the essays demonstrate a Britain that can't be noticeable throughout the prism of day-by-day information or present affairs. A park, a marriage, a beggar and a carrot all tackle new value upon getting learn Britain and so on. because the united kingdom welcomes hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to its shorelines for the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, it is a ebook that provides perception into the psyche of england; a nation's obsessions, prejudices, values and idiosyncrasies. what kind of position is it, what are the natives like, and the way did we get to the place we're?