Britain Etc.

Britain Etc.

Synopsis

Mark Easton's Britain Etc.looks at the UK through its relationship to 26 subjects - one for each letter of the alphabet. From Alcohol, Beat Bobbies, Cheese and Dogs through Immigration, Justice, Knives and Murder to the Queen, Umbrellas, Vegetables and the Zzzz of a well-deserved rest, the book's meticulously researched but accessible essays map the back-story of contemporary Britain.

With each lettered chapter, the reader is invited to look at the United Kingdom in a new way: standing back to see our small islands in a global or historical context, and then diving down to scrutinise vital details that may be overlooked. Taken together, the essays reveal a Britain that cannot be seen through the prism of daily news or current affairs. A park, a wedding, a beggar and a carrot all take on new significance once you have read Britain Etc.

As the UK welcomes millions of visitors to its shores for the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, this is a book that offers insight into the psyche of Britain; a nation's obsessions, prejudices, values and idiosyncrasies. What sort of place is it, what are the natives like, and how did we get to where we are?

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Chapters

  • 001 Chapter000 BritainEtc
    Duration: 06min
  • 002 Chapter001 BritainEtc
    Duration: 21min
  • 003 Chapter002 BritainEtc
    Duration: 14min
  • 004 Chapter003 BritainEtc
    Duration: 14min
  • 005 Chapter004 BritainEtc
    Duration: 20min
  • 006 Chapter005 BritainEtc
    Duration: 21min
  • 007 Chapter006 BritainEtc
    Duration: 22min
  • 008 Chapter007 BritainEtc
    Duration: 28min
  • 009 Chapter008 BritainEtc
    Duration: 26min
  • 010 Chapter009a BritainEtc
    Duration: 15min
  • 011 Chapter009b BritainEtc
    Duration: 17min
  • 012 Chapter010 BritainEtc
    Duration: 20min
  • 013 Chapter011 BritainEtc
    Duration: 12min
  • 014 Chapter012 BritainEtc
    Duration: 23min
  • 015 Chapter013 BritainEtc
    Duration: 26min
  • 016 Chapter014 BritainEtc
    Duration: 18min
  • 017 Chapter015a BritainEtc
    Duration: 17min
  • 018 Chapter015b BritainEtc
    Duration: 14min
  • 019 Chapter016 BritainEtc
    Duration: 23min
  • 020 Chapter017 BritainEtc
    Duration: 23min
  • 021 Chapter018 BritainEtc
    Duration: 30min
  • 022 Chapter019 BritainEtc
    Duration: 16min
  • 023 Chapter020 BritainEtc
    Duration: 22min
  • 024 Chapter021 BritainEtc
    Duration: 16min
  • 025 Chapter022 BritainEtc
    Duration: 21min
  • 026 Chapter023 BritainEtc
    Duration: 22min
  • 027 Chapter024 BritainEtc
    Duration: 28min
  • 028 Chapter025 BritainEtc
    Duration: 26min
  • 029 Chapter026 BritainEtc
    Duration: 24min

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