Tickling the English (Paperback)
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Nostalgia, identity, eccentricity, gin drinking and occasional violence... these are just some of the themes that stand-up comedian Dara O Briain explores in Tickling the English. O Briain moved to England many years ago, but when he takes his show on tour around the country - from deserted seaside towns and remote off-shore islands, 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 personality and the sure-fire wit to bring down the barriers of that famous English reserve, and have a good old rummage inside. Swapping anecdotes with his audiences and spending time wandering in their hometowns, this nosy neighbour holds England up to the light while exploring some of the attitudes he 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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141046662
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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“Light Relief”

I picked Dara O'Briain's 'Tickling the English' because I felt a bit sorry for my brain and thought it could do with a bit of light relief!

This book is essentially a collection of musings... More

Paperback edition
11th November 2012
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“An excellent read and also a good manual for Stand”

If I was to persuade you to buy this book in a sentence, then I'd simply say this: What you see is what you get.
Rather like reading Jeremy Clarkson or Richard Dawkins, the voice of Dara O'Briain comes over... More

Paperback edition
29th September 2011
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