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    DescriptionThere's nothing much left to feel good about these days if you're British, but one of the few things where we all agree that we're still a world leader is our defining sense of humour. Thematically covering every subject imaginable, from God to dogs, this collection is the seminal gathering of our national wit and a picture of who we are as a nation - a monument to our monumental silliness. 'An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.' George Mikes Jane Austen, Jo Brand, Craig Brown, Winston Churchill, Alan Clark, Jeremy Clarkson, Billy Connolly, Peter Cook, Tommy Cooper, Stephen Fry, A.A. Gill, Boris Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Maureen Lipman, Spike Milligan, Eric Morecambe, William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Frank Skinner, Sue Townsend, Peter Ustinov, Queen Victoria, Oscar Wilde, P.G. Wodehouse, Victoria Wood and many more.


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    Title
    Great British Wit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rosemarie Jarski
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091906313
    ISBN 10: 0091906318
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 680
    LC classification: PN
    BIC subject category V2: WHX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    DC22: 082
    Abridged Dewey: 080
    B&T Approval Code: A23308400
    BISAC V2.8: REF019000, HUM000000
    Thema V1.0: WH, GBCQ
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rosemarie Jarski has spent half a lifetime collecting quotes and possesses an astounding breadth of knowledge when it comes to compiling quotations, as her numerous bestselling books testify. She is also a successful screenwriter and spends time working in the UK and USA.
    Review quote
    "A veritable monument to our self-effacing approach" Goodtimes "An outstanding up-to-date anthology" Sunday Times "400 pages of the funniest one-liners ever uttered by Brits about Brits...This is one of those clever books you'll pick up intent on having a quick browse and before you know it, it's dark outside, there's a black dot on the TV and you haven't spoken to another soul for 10 hours." Scottish Daily Record