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Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time Hardcover – October 1, 2013

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Had us guffawing into our Earl Grey tea Bella My favourite twitter account at the moment is Very British Problems (@soverybritish) ... it makes me laugh out loud. Tom Hiddleston on @soverybritish Hilarious Daily Express Temple pays affectionate and comic homage to the sheer quirkiness of being British Good Book Guide A corking Christmas stocking filler Weekend Sport

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Rob Temple is an award-winning features editor and the founder of @soverybritish.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751552593
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751552591
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #627,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book itself is wonderful, but I don't recommend getting the ebook version - it's very poor in quality and difficult to read on a screen.
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I bought this book for my brother for his birthday. He lived in England for two years and misses it all the time. So he was excited to get this book. Having visited only once I get some of the Britishisms, but some are lost on me. However the book is funny regardless if you are British or not. And the little illustrations are great! Very fun book to read and very funny especially for anyone who knows someone British or has been there!
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I suspect most of the funniest situations have been shared on the Twitter feed, but if you want them all in one place, this is a sharply
accurate insight into the British psyche. At least, I identified with it, so I'm taking this book as indication that it's not just me who would consider getting off a bus too early (having rung the bell in error) or apologising to someone who's bashed my ankle with their supermarket trolley.
On a minor note, I was disappointed that a major publisher would allow a book to be distributed with easy-to-catch typos. Perhaps Hachette could invest more of their ample resources in quality control and less in public scuffles with Amazon.
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Hysterical! I'm not British but I sure do suffer from a lot of the 'ailments' in this book. I highlighted many passages and laughed out loud too many times to count. :)
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Funny and accurate. A good read that will bring a smile on a cloudy day. Now I must go drink my tea. It's at it's optimal temperature!
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After forgetting to buy the book while I was in the UK a few weeks ago, I immediately bought it on kindle when I got home. I'd rather have the print version but it's still a brilliant read. I'll just have to go back!
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This book is hilarious. You don't even have to be British to have these problems. I found I could relate to a lot of it. I'd definitely recommend it to friends and also recommend following the author on twitter.
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This book take a look at the various social foibles and national traits of Britons. It is split up into chapters on different subjects – from restaurant etiquette, drinking, railway travel social norms and, inevitably, sex. A couple of reviewers have noted it is not suitable for Kindle and I guess that is due to the way the snippets are spread out about the page and are broken up further by little drawings depicting some of the scenes alluded to.

Some of the points mentioned the British are well known for and something they are teased about – particularly the weather. Other points really aren’t British social quirks but can be observed in many other nationalities as well. Like tripping over and apologising to the person helping you up for instance.

With large font, lots of spacing and a desire to entertain this is a very breezy read and a great gift idea. Good for tormenting the Briton in your midst or for a Briton giving it to another person not blessed/afflicted with an British birth certificate.
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