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Examines how England's peculiar class system was established by some snobby French nobles whose posh descendents still have wine cellars and second homes in the Dordogne. This title explores the complex socio-economic reasons why Britain's kings were the first in Europe to be brought to heel. It is a journey through Britain' bizarre history.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Examines how England's peculiar class system was established by some snobby French nobles whose posh descendents still have wine cellars and second homes in the Dordogne. This title explores the complex socio-economic reasons why Britain's kings were the first in Europe to be brought to heel. It is a journey through Britain' bizarre history.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Seitenzahl: 587
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juni 2008
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 128mm x 40mm
  • Gewicht: 384g
  • ISBN-13: 9780552773966
  • ISBN-10: 0552773964
  • Artikelnr.: 23145021
Autorenporträt
John O'Farrell studied history at Desborough Comprehensive, where he got a B in his O level. He later continued his research by watching lots of programmes about the Nazis on the UK History Channel.
Apart from that he has published three novels, a memoir and three collections of his popular Guardian column. A former comedy scriptwriter for such shows as Spitting Image and Smith and Jones , he is the founder of the satirical website NewsBiscuit and can occasionally be spotted on such TV programmes as Grumpy Old Men , Newsnight Review and Have I Got News For You .