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52 Times Britain was a Bellend: The History You Didn’t Get Taught At… (edition 2020)

by James Felton (Author)

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'Scurrilous, scandalous and frequently disgusting. I absolutely loved it' James O'Brien Twitter hero James Felton brings you the painfully funny history of Britain you were never taught at school, fully illustrated and chronicling 52 of the most ludicrous, weird and downright 'baddie' things we Brits* have done to the world since time immemorial - before conveniently forgetting all about them, of course. Including: - Starting wars with China when they didn't buy enough of our class A drugs - Inventing a law so we didn't have to return objects we'd blatantly stolen from other countries - Casually creating muzzles for women - Almost going to war over a crime committed by a pig - And a brand new chapter just for the paperback! 52 TIMES BRITAIN WAS A BELLEND will complete your knowledge of this sceptred isle in ways you never expected. So if you've ever wondered how we put the 'Great' in 'Great Britain', wonder no more . . . *And when we say British, for the most part we unfortunately just mean the English. JAMES FELTON'S "SUNBURN" ('AN ASTONISHING PIECE OF WORK' James O'Brien; 'FUNNY, SCATHING AND WITTY' IAN DUNT) IS OUT NOW… (more)
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Title:52 Times Britain was a Bellend: The History You Didn’t Get Taught At School
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52 Times Britain was a Bellend: The History You Didn't Get Taught At School by James Felton

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Despite the publisher's claims of popularity and a great following on Twitter, I found this work superficial and irritating.

Superficial ? Anybody with a half-decent education (including self-administered learning) and a minimal perception of how the social structures of the world work, and are still working, would find nothing new or astonishing here to read.

Irritating? Ignorance of the world is no failing, but the constant irksome, and lazy use of the the same pronouns and adjectival terms, as if it were a badge of egalitarian hipness, simply made it difficult to wish to continue reading. I have no problem with the words used - words are words - but there was no value to be found in the monotonous repetitions. Perhaps it was because the usage wasn't thought through. I have never forgotten a phrase used by a former workmate who'd dropped his new watch onto a concrete floor. He picked it up, shook it by his ear, and with a look of horror said to me

"The fucking fucker's fucking fucked!".

This was forty years ago, and is still memorable because of the over-repetition, and because he didn't always speak like this.
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'Scurrilous, scandalous and frequently disgusting. I absolutely loved it' James O'Brien Twitter hero James Felton brings you the painfully funny history of Britain you were never taught at school, fully illustrated and chronicling 52 of the most ludicrous, weird and downright 'baddie' things we Brits* have done to the world since time immemorial - before conveniently forgetting all about them, of course. Including: - Starting wars with China when they didn't buy enough of our class A drugs - Inventing a law so we didn't have to return objects we'd blatantly stolen from other countries - Casually creating muzzles for women - Almost going to war over a crime committed by a pig - And a brand new chapter just for the paperback! 52 TIMES BRITAIN WAS A BELLEND will complete your knowledge of this sceptred isle in ways you never expected. So if you've ever wondered how we put the 'Great' in 'Great Britain', wonder no more . . . *And when we say British, for the most part we unfortunately just mean the English. JAMES FELTON'S "SUNBURN" ('AN ASTONISHING PIECE OF WORK' James O'Brien; 'FUNNY, SCATHING AND WITTY' IAN DUNT) IS OUT NOW

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