By: Briain, Dara O.

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Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib: Nostalgia, identity, eccentricity, gin drinking and occasional violence... these are just some of the themes that stand-up comedian Dara O Briain expl ores in Tickling the English. O Briain moved to England many years ago, but when he takes his show on tou r around the country - from deserted seaside towns and remote off-shore isl ands, to sprawling industrial cities and sleepy suburbs - it's clear to him that his adopted home is still a bit of an enigma. Why do the English pretend to be unhappy all the time? Why can't they accept they rank about 5th, in everything? And what's with all the fudge? But this Irishman loves a challenge; he's certainly got the gregarious pers onality and the sure-fire wit to bring down the barriers of that famous Eng lish reserve, and have a good old rummage inside. Swapping anecdotes with h is audiences and spending time wandering in their hometowns, this nosy neig hbour holds England up to the light while exploring some of the attitudes h e brought over here with him too. As Dara goes door-to-door in search of England in this part tour diary, part travelogue, the result is an affectionate, hilarious and often eye-opening journey through the Sceptred Isle.


Author Name: Briain, Dara O.

Categories: Travel Writing,

Edition: First

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 2009

ISBN Number: 0718154371

ISBN Number 13: 9780718154370

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000023461