ROB TEMPLE    Book Number: 84888    Product format: Paperback

Our first sighting of the highly contagious condition known as 'Very British Problems' was published in 2013, examining the many strange and complicated symptoms demonstrated by the British within our own shores - in shops, restaurants, pubs, offices, bedrooms, planes, trains and automobiles and everywhere in-between. Now what was merely a sniffle is now a raging flu, a worldwide superbug that is VBP. This great book documents oddball behaviour from airport to beach, mountain and back again, championing sturdy footwear, orderly queueing, excessive drinking, the perfect Staycation, and all those horrible words and phrases that have come tied to travel. "We are going abroad. Making sure the house is the tidiest its ever been for two weeks of the year that you won't be in it." Getting a pile of one dollar bills from the Bureau de Change and pretending you're a gangster for a bit. Saying '35 degrees in Spain!' every time someone mentions bad weather for a month leading up to your break. What every Brit should pack in their suitcase - flu capsules, running shoes, factor 5000 sun lotion, socks, sunglasses, earplugs, tea bags, marmite, wine gums and a terrible thriller among them. Sightseeing sorrows, the beach, into the sea, booze, cruise ship calamities, Brits abroad in TV music and film, coach trip tribulations, carry on camping, cold weather woes, nightlife nightmares and more. Just two or three one sentence entries per page, decorated with charming line art. 276pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780751558517
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