Outraged of Tunbridge Wells: Original Complaints from Middle England

Outraged of Tunbridge Wells: Original Complaints from Middle England


By (author) Nigel Cawthorne

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  • Publisher: Gibson Square Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 133mm x 204mm x 20mm | 210g
  • Publication date: 17 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1908096918
  • ISBN 13: 9781908096913
  • Sales rank: 450,015

Product description

The people of Britain have always loved to complain and we do it very well, but the people of Tunbridge Wells turned it into an art. In this new book, the first ever collection of letters from the letters page of the Tunbridge Wells Advertiser, founded in 1847, we are offered an insight into what makes complaining so much fun. Decrying everything from telephones to the excessive singing of Christmas carols, and providing unusual and often touching missives on the major events of the early 20th century, Outraged of Tunbridge Wells encapsulates the charm, compassion, mischief and madness of Middle England.

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Author information

Nigel Cawthorne has been a writer and editor for 25 years and published the bestselling The Strange Laws of Britain. He has contributed to The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror and The New York Tribune amongst others, and has appeared on ITN News, Channel 4 News, Sky News, TV-am, Radio 4's Today programme. He lives in London.

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'A joy... funny grumbles.' Financial Times Best Book of the Year