Barmy Britain: Bizarre-but-True Stories from Across the Nation

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John Blake Publishing Ltd, Nov 3, 2008 - Humor - 294 pages
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This hilarious compendium of all that's weird and wonderful about life in the British Isles uncovers the eccentricity, bizarre bureaucracy, and outright oddity reported over the last year by the nation's newspapers. Jack Crossley spent some 40 years in Fleet Street and is the ideal companion to guide you through this laugh-out-loud collection of anecdotes and strange goings-on from around our fair isles. Tales so outlandish, you'd swear they'd been made up. Strange signs, tortuous typos, hilarious headlines and the oddest obituaries: this wonderful, inimitable miscellany celebrates all that is off-beat in Albion today. Even when the rest of the news is doom-laden, the hundreds of snippets here won't fail to raise a laugh.

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Title Page Dedication Introduction
Signs of the Times
Sporting Life
Law and Disorder
Best of Britishness
Media Madness
Royal Plush 7 Rude Britannia
Order Order 9 Animal Magic
Not Dead Just Resting
Travel Troubles
Whats in a Name
Raise Your Glasses
Plain Eccentric 21 A Touch of Class
Council Daze
Let Us Pray

Nanny State
Food for Thought
Wedded Bliss
Whats Up
Driven to Distraction
Mind Your Language
Golden Oldies
Just the

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Jack Crossley is a former newspaper reporter and editor, and the author of You Absolutely Couldn't Make it Up, You Certainly Couldn't Make it Up, You Couldn't Make it Up, and You Positively Couldn't Make it Up.

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