This is a fun book to dip in and out of and the ideal buy for visitors to this country. "A Miscellany of Britain" puts you right about many truths and half-truths, from Nelson's eyepatch and the number of wives Henry VIII had, to where the word 'curry' comes from and the origins of the police helmet back in the nineteenth century. It is illustrated throughout with black and white prints and line drawings.
A Miscellany of Britain is a unique collection of entertaining information from many different sources, which adds up to an illuminating snapshot of the country and its people.
Where else in one place could you discover the origins of driving on the left, advice for making the perfect cup of tea, a list of sports the Brits invented and when the faggot was at its most popular as a foodstuff?
A Miscellany of Britain covers the geography, history and culture of the British Isles, taking you from the speeches of Winston Churchill via Dolly the sheep, the Sunday Roast, Alfred Hitchcock's darkest thoughts and strange folk customs that have survived the centuries. This is the ideal book for anyone interested in Britain and all things British.
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