Author(s): Chas Newkey-Burden
Lots of pomp and circumstance have gone on since Julius Caesar first came, saw and conquered, but this doughty little book heroically captures the true essence of this green and pleasant land in just 106 episodes. This is the story of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales as it has never been told before: a red-white-and-blue compilation of surreal news reports, spoof correspondence and quirky cartoons. From the hooded druids of Stonehenge to the hoodied chavs of the Bluewater Shopping Centre, the nation's towering achievements and darkest hours are amusingly recalled. This updated edition includes the British moments of the past decade, including Bromance, Jezza and bake-offs.
Chas Newkey-Burden has written for numerous publications including The Big Issue, Private Eye, the Mail on Sunday and The Guardian. He contributed to both Crap Town titles, Loaded's Greatest Ever Englishmen book and writes offical books for Arsenal FC. When holidaying on the Costa del Sol, he cannot resist the roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for his Sunday lunch. Tony Husband is an award-winning cartoonist and writer. He is famous for his "Yobs cartoon strip in Private Eye, and he also draws for Times Sport, Sun Sport and The Spectator. He is the proud owner of a Union Jack T-shirt and is not afraid to wear it.