Sorry, I'm British!

Pages: 192
Subject: Gift Books, Humour
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations

Sorry, I'm British!

An Insider's Romp Through Britain from A to Z

Adam Russ, Ben Crystal

Explore the oddities of the British psyche with this informative and witty illustrated guide.
9781851688562 (1 Oct 2011)
RRP £7.99 / US$12.95

The Book

Packed with facts and razor-sharp observations, Sorry, I'm British! is hilarious and informative in equal measure. From small-talk to superiority, from the famous stiff upper lip to the infamous football hooliganism, this book will take you through the sometimes sarcastic, often poetic, generally polite, never boastful, but universally proud realm of all that's British. Discover the fate of a pitbull named ASBO, find out exactly why we get bank holidays when we do, and learn why it's better to drive on the left with this mini encylopedia of British behaviour. Peppered with illustrations from the legendary British cartoonist Ed McLachlan (Punch, Private Eye, The Spectator), this is the perfect book for a nation that loves to laugh at itself.

Additional Information

Subject Gift Books, Humour
Pages 192
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations


About the Author

Ben Crystal has worked in tv, film and theatre, including the 2006 season at Shakespeare's Globe, and is a narrator for RNIB Talking Books, Channel 4 and the BBC. He wrote Shakespeare's Words (Penguin 2002), Shakespeare on Toast (Icon 2009), and The Shakespeare Miscellany (Penguin 2005) with his father, David Crystal. Adam Russ is an actor and writer who lives in London. His previous books include The Revenge Seekers' Handbook and 101 Places Not to Visit. Ed McLachlan's cartoons and illustrations have graced the pages of Punch, Private Eye, The Spectator, The Oldie, Saga and a host of newspapers, magazines, books, greetings cards, calendars, and films.


"Full of strange facts, clever insights and amusing observations and adds up to a surprisingly comprehensive summary of what it means to be British… throughout there's a delightful, quiet wit that yearns to be quoted."

- Daily Mail

"If you only buy one book tomorrow, make it this... charming."

- Independent on Sunday

"This book is as informative as it is hilarious, full of facts and sharp observations."

- Leicestershire and Rutland Life

"A chuckle a minute."

- Britain magazine

"If you only buy one book tomorrow, make it this... charming."

- The Independent