The book pulls back the net curtains to reveal the naked rage we English try to disguise with everything from jokes and gardening to animals and alcohol. It is as surprising and touching as it is amusing and splenetic – as one would expect from one of Britain’s leading cultural commentators.
Archive for December, 2005
BLAME IT ON WINNING the Ashes or the Olympic bid, but English patriotism has come out of the closet — that is why disgruntled customers demanded Ottakar’s and Waterstone’s remove A. A. Gill’s angry swipe at the English, The Angry Island