Very British Problems

Very British Problems : Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time

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There's an epidemic sweeping the nation

Symptoms include:

*Acute embarrassment at the mere notion of 'making a fuss'
*Extreme awkwardness when faced with any social greeting beyond a brisk handshake
*An unhealthy preoccupation with meteorology

Doctors have also reported several cases of unnecessary apologising, an obsessive interest in correct queuing etiquette and dramatic sighing in the presence of loud teenagers on public transport. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS.

VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS are highly contagious. There is no known cure.

Rob Temple's hilarious new book reveals all the ways in which we are a nation of socially awkward but well-meaning oddballs, struggling to make it through every day without apologising to an inanimate object. Take comfort in misfortunes of others. You are not alone.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 18mm | 218g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Integrated b/w illustrations
  • 075155703X
  • 9780751557039
  • 72,996

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Had us guffawing into our Earl Grey tea Bella
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A corking Christmas stocking filler * Weekend Sport * Temple pays affectionate and comic homage to the sheer quirkiness of being British * Good Book Guide * Hilarious * Daily Express * My favourite twitter account at the moment is Very British Problems (@soverybritish) . . . it makes me laugh out loud. * Tom Hiddleston on @soverybritish * Had us guffawing into our Earl Grey tea * Bella *
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About Rob Temple

Rob Temple is a journalist and founder of the @SoVeryBritish Twitter account, which now has more than one million followers, and a consultant on the official Channel 4 Very British Problems series.

Originally from Peterborough, he moved from South London to the countryside to provide more storage space for his rapidly expanding collection of inedible hot sauces and to be alone with his thought(s). He's not that keen on hot drinks but is fine with just water if that's okay?
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2,079 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 28% (581)
4 36% (744)
3 27% (569)
2 7% (146)
1 2% (39)
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