Vivid, funny, and full of interesting glimpses of the way Britain works, viewed from angles I hadn't seen before
A fascinating piece of ultra recent history. How we got to where we are, and why. Confused about modern Britain? Read this book
Stig Abell is an urbane, and often jaunty guide to modern Britain, in the mould of Bill Bryson . . . he provides thoughtful explorations of each subject throughout
Wry and readable . . . a smart execution of an idea that is more important than it sounds - in a world convulsed by polarising ideologies and white-hot feelings, there is a lot to be said for writing that is cool and fact-based
Entertaining, enlightening and often rather scary . . .
This book brilliantly unpicks our strange little island, and shows us where we find ourselves in the modern world
Simply, I have never read a better book about Britain. This is a proper and touching examination of the mad little island that I'm so fond of. Everyone should read it, whether they think they already know about our country, or not
An engaging, entertaining and sometimes eyebrow-raising read
If you fear Britain's going slightly Brexit bonkers, then this will explain why. An excellent, incisive and witty analysis of how this country works, or as so often . . . doesn't!
Absorbing . . . an intelligent and clear-eyed account of much that goes on in our country