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How Britain Really Works

Understanding the Ideas and Institutions of a Nation

By Stig Abell
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A witty, engaging and wide-ranging attempt to understand the country we now live in
Biographical Notes

Stig Abell is the editor and publisher of the Times Literary Supplement, which he thinks is the most important literary publication in the world.

He presented a weekly radio programme on LBC for three years, in which he talked about political and social issues with anybody who called in, and appears as a commentator on Sky News and the BBC. He has written for almost every newspaper in Britain, and one or two in America. He now presents Front Row on Radio 4.

Previously, he had been the Director of the Press Complaints Commission and the Managing Editor of Britain's biggest newspaper (the Sun). He also worked in crisis communications, although not for very long. How Britain Really Works is his first book.

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Absorbing . . . an intelligent and clear-eyed account of much that goes on in our country — Sunday Times
Wry and readable . . . a smart execution of an idea that is more important than it sounds - in a world convulsed by polarising ideologies and white-hot feelings, there is a lot to be said for writing that is cool and fact-based — Guardian
Stig Abell is an urbane, and often jaunty guide to modern Britain, in the mould of Bill Bryson . . . he provides thoughtful explorations of each subject throughout — Irish Times
Vivid, funny, and full of interesting glimpses of the way Britain works, viewed from angles I hadn't seen before — Philip Pullman
If you fear Britain's going slightly Brexit bonkers, then this will explain why. An excellent, incisive and witty analysis of how this country works, or as so often . . . doesn't! — Piers Morgan
A fascinating piece of ultra recent history. How we got to where we are, and why. Confused about modern Britain? Read this book — Dan Snow
An engaging, entertaining and sometimes eyebrow-raising read — Jack Monroe
This book brilliants unpicks our strange little island, and shows us where we find ourselves in the modern world — Dermot O'Leary
Simply, I have never read a better book about Britain. This is a proper and touching examination of the mad little island that I'm so fond of. Everyone should read it, whether they think they already know about our country, or not — Xand Van Tulleken
Entertaining, enlightening and often rather scary . . . — Adam Kay
Absorbing . . . an intelligent and clear-eyed account of much that goes on in our country
Wry and readable . . . a smart execution of an idea that is more important than it sounds - in a world convulsed by polarising ideologies and white-hot feelings, there is a lot to be said for writing that is cool and fact-based
Stig Abell is an urbane, and often jaunty guide to modern Britain, in the mould of Bill Bryson . . . he provides thoughtful explorations of each subject throughout
Vivid, funny, and full of interesting glimpses of the way Britain works, viewed from angles I hadn't seen before
If you fear Britain's going slightly Brexit bonkers, then this will explain why. An excellent, incisive and witty analysis of how this country works, or as so often . . . doesn't!
A fascinating piece of ultra recent history. How we got to where we are, and why. Confused about modern Britain? Read this book
An engaging, entertaining and sometimes eyebrow-raising read
This book brilliants unpicks our strange little island, and shows us where we find ourselves in the modern world
Simply, I have never read a better book about Britain. This is a proper and touching examination of the mad little island that I'm so fond of. Everyone should read it, whether they think they already know about our country, or not
Entertaining, enlightening and often rather scary . . .
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