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    DescriptionNostalgia, identity, eccentricity, gin drinking and occasional violence...these are just some of the themes that stand-up comedian Dara O Briain explores in "Tickling the English". O Briain moved to England many years ago, but when he takes his show on tour around the country - from deserted seaside towns and remote off-shore islands, to sprawling industrial cities and sleepy suburbs - it's clear to him that his adopted home is still a bit of an enigma. Why do the English pretend to be unhappy all the time? Why can't they accept they rank about 5th, in everything? And what's with all the fudge? But this Irishman loves a challenge; he's certainly got the gregarious personality and the sure-fire wit to bring down the barriers of that famous English reserve, and have a good old rummage inside. Swapping anecdotes with his audiences and spending time wandering in their hometowns, this nosy neighbour holds England up to the light while exploring some of the attitudes he brought over here with him too. As Dara goes door-to-door in search of England in this part tour diary, part travelogue, the result is an affectionate, hilarious and often eye-opening journey through the Sceptred Isle.


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    Title
    Tickling the English
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dara O' Briain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 232 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141046662
    ISBN 10: 014104666X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BIC subject category V2: WTL, WH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    DC22: 942
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    DC22: 942.00207
    Thema V1.0: WH, WTL
    Illustrations note
    Integrated b&w maps, endpage collages
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dara O Briain is the biggest Irish comic to have hit the UK in recent years. Already a huge star in Ireland, O Briain has now moved from being a sold-out festival favourite in Edinburgh to selling out theatres across the country and enjoying mainstream television success with his topical BBC comedy show, Mock The Week. He has been living in England for the past seven years.
    Review quote
    A master-class in intelligent stand-up...It's thoughtful stuff, impeccably delivered. With material this strong, you don't need gimmicks Guardian