Very British Problems: The Most Awkward One Yet

The Most Awkward One Yet

Author: Rob Temple

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751574694

Category: Humor

Page: 272

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Have you ever . . . *Broken out in hives at the suggestion that you 'Introduce yourself...'? *Watched in horror as someone helps themselves to the last roast potato? *Watched so much Brexit-related news that you've started shouting Order! ORDER! in meetings? . . . then you may be suffering from VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS Very British Problems are sweeping the nation like never before. They are in our workplaces, in our homes, in our government buildings, in our schools, cafés, parks, rivers, cities, towns, villages, glove boxes, sock drawers . . . Basically, they're inescapable. There is no vaccine. There is no cure. So there we have it, we're stuck with the malady of Britishness for the foreseeable. Nightmare, isn't it? Ah, well. Could be worse. Not quite sure how, though, off the top of my head. Any thoughts?
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Very British Problems

Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time

Author: Rob Temple

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405529237

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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There's an epidemic sweeping the nation Symptoms include: *Acute embarrassment at the mere notion of 'making a fuss' *Extreme awkwardness when faced with any social greeting beyond a brisk handshake *An unhealthy preoccupation with meteorology Doctors have also reported several cases of unnecessary apologising, an obsessive interest in correct queuing etiquette and dramatic sighing in the presence of loud teenagers on public transport. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS. VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS are highly contagious. There is no known cure. Rob Temple's hilarious new book reveals all the ways in which we are a nation of socially awkward but well-meaning oddballs, struggling to make it through every day without apologising to an inanimate object. Take comfort in misfortunes of others. You are not alone.
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More Very British Problems

Author: Rob Temple

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751558508

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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Do you . . . Carry emergency teabags in your backpack? Quietly tut at badly formed 'queues'? Cleverly avoid blisters by wearing socks with your sandals? . . . then you may be suffering from (more) VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS. In this sequel to the original and quite-funny-if-you-like-that-sort-of-thing Very British Problems book, Rob Temple is taking us out of our comfort zone. We're going to that worrying place where crisps don't taste quite the same - and where ordering chips gets you . . . well, crisps. We're going abroad. Whether you're in Magaluf or the Maldives, indulging in après ski or Aperol, no one is immune to the raging superbug that is Very British Problems. Previously published as Very British Problems Abroad.
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Very British Problems Abroad

Author: Rob Temple

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780751558494

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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In his new mildly-amusing-if-you-like-that-sort-of-thing book, Rob Temple tackles classic 'Brits abroad' dilemmas, including the impossibility of finding decent cup of tea, queuing anarchy at popular tourist spots and the awfulness of a middle-aged British man in socks and sandals. With witty illustrations, quizzes and plenty of Rob's trademark observations on the peculiarities of the British, this is bound to be another huge success.* *Steady on.
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Very British Problems Volume III

Still Awkward, Still Raining

Author: Rob Temple

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751570109

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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Have you ever... Got into a four-hour argument over what does and does not belong in a full English breakfast? Sat perfectly still in terrified silence until the unknown number stops ringing and goes away? Replied to the question 'Can I get you anything? Tea, coffee, water?' with 'Lovely, thanks'? ...then you may (still) be suffering from VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS. Rob Temple is back to guide you through the maze of idiosyncrasies, loveable foibles and - let's admit - outright eccentricities that define this sceptred isle. Featuring groundbreaking original research from his @soverybritish Twitter account (spoiler: 84% of Brits prefer milk in first), this book may not be a remedy for your incurable VBPs, but it will certainly provide amusement as you hide in the loo from an unexpected visitor.
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A Very British Affair

Six Britons and the Development of Time Series Analysis During the 20th Century

Author: T. Mills

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 437

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This book develops the major themes of time series analysis from its formal beginnings in the early part of the 20th century to the present day through the research of six distinguished British statisticians, all of whose work is characterised by the British traits of pragmatism and the desire to solve practical problems of importance.
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A Very British Monster

A Challenge to UK Immigration Policy

Author: Stanley Hope

Publisher: Wild Goose Publications

ISBN: 9780947988876

Category: Great Britain

Page: 19

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The author questions the government's immigration policy, maintaining that it is racist and has trickled down and tainted British society in all its spheres. Stanley Hope is secretary of Christian Action for Justice in Immigration (CAJIL).
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The Isles

A History

Author: Norman Davies

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330475703

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The bestselling and controversial new history of the 'British Isles', including Ireland from the author of Europe: A History. Emphasizing our long-standing European connections and positing a possible break-up of the United Kingdom, this is agenda-setting work is destined to become a classic. 'If ever a history book were a tract for the times, it is The Isles: A History ... a masterwork.' Roy Porter, The Times 'Davies is among the few living professional historians who write English with vitality, sparkle, economy and humour. The pages fly by, not only because the pace is well judged but also because the surprises keep coming.' Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Sunday Times 'A book which really will change the way we think about our past . marvellously rich and stimulating' Noel Malcolm, Evening Standard 'A historiographical milestone.' Niall Ferguson, Sunday Times 'The full shocking force of this book can only be appreciated by reading it.' Andrew Marr, Observer 'It is too soon to tell if [Norman Davies] will become the Macaulay or Trevelyan of our day: that depends on the reading public. He has certainly made a good try. This is narrative history on the grand scale - compulsively readable, intellectually challenging and emotionally exhilirating.' David Marquand, Literary Review
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Gambling and Problem Gambling in Britain

Author: Bob Erens,Laura Mitchell,Jim Orford,Kerry Sproston,Clarissa White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135479445

Category: Psychology

Page: 318

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Despite a rapid increase in the availability of many forms of gambling, there has been little serious study in the literature of the likely effects. This book seeks to fill that gap by reviewing what is known about gambling in Britain and studying work on the nature, prevalence and possible causes of problem gambling. Drawing on the history and recent British studies on the subject, Gambling and Problem Gambling in Britain gives an in-depth theoretical and practical viewpoint of this subject. Areas covered include: * gambling in Britain since Victorian times * expansion of gambling in the late twentieth century * what we now know about problem gambling and its treatment * a consideration of the future of gambling in Britain. This book will be invaluable for professionals, trainees and academics in the areas of counselling, primary care, probation and social work.
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