Speak the Culture: Britain

Speak the Culture: Britain

Paperback Speak the Culture

Edited by Andrew Whittaker


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  • Publisher: Thorogood
  • Format: Paperback | 359 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 214mm x 28mm | 721g
  • Publication date: 30 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1854186272
  • ISBN 13: 9781854186270
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 503,216

Product description

This title is the third in an exciting new concept and series which will make you fluent in each country's life and culture.Few nations rival the rich history, artistic achievement and contemporary verve of Britain. But who are the British? What does it mean to be British and is there such a thing as British culture? There has never been a time when the question has occasioned so much debate. "Speak the Culture: Britain" peels back the layers of this rich and complex heritage, exploring the factors - historical, political, cultural, artistic - that make the British tick. British culture is strewn with names that strike a chord the world over: Shakespeare, Churchill, Dickens, Pinter, Hitchcock, Vivienne Westward, Lennon and McCartney..."Speak the Culture: Britain" examines the people, the history and the movements that have shaped Britain as it now is, providing key information is easily digested, entertaining chunks. It also reveals the culture of everyday life, exploring variations between the English, Scots and Welsh, and dissecting their approach to life: how they eat, socialise, vote, dress and laugh.

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Author information

Andrew Whittaker is a successful journalist and writer who has travelled widely and written extensively.

Review quote

"Visitors and locals alike will enjoy these key facts, insights and anecdotes about Britain and what makes it tick." Britain Magazine "This is an excellent book and very amusing in places. It is packed with facts and could stand alongside your English dictionary to provide a starting point for any researchon Brits. I still think I have a lot to learn." Rob Jerrard Book reviews at www.rjerrad.co.uk

Table of contents

Identity; Literature & Philosophy Art & Architecture; Performing Arts Cinema, Photography and Fashion; Media communications Food & Drink; Living culture: the state of the nation.