From the horrors of the daily commute to the messages hidden in your email exchanges (who knew dropping the 'kind' from 'kind regards' could be so effective?), this humour book covers some of the traits that define the British nation.
It looks at the awkward moments, cultural peculiarities and odd fixations all Brits have and celebrates everything from the most bizarre British pub names to the history of tea. It even promises to answer the always contentious issue of whether you should put the milk in first...
So funny and so relatable, the third volume in the bestselling series that inspired the Channel 4 TV series of the same name is one that every Briton needs to devour.
DO YOU SUFFER FROM VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS ABROAD? If you...*Carry emergency teabags in your money belt *Quietly tut at badly formed 'queues' *Cleverly avoid blisters by wearing socks with your sandals ...then you may have a serious problem for which there is no know vaccination. But don't worry: Rob Temple is here to explain the symptoms/make fun of you. (In the nicest possible way.) Critics called the first Very British Problems book 'not bad' and 'easy to gift-wrap', so in an attempt to outdo himself, Rob's taking us outside of our comfort zone. We're going to that alarming place where crisps don't quite taste the same and where ordering chips get you...well, crisps. We're going abroad. From the optimum number of times to carry out panicky pre-trip passport checks to the horror of returning home to a milkless house, this is an affectionate into the cultural quirks and strange obessions that make us all so very British - especially when we leave the country.
In his new mildly-amusing-if-you-like-that-sort-of-thing book, Rob Temple tackles classic 'Brits abroad' dilemmas, including the impossibility of finding decent cup of tea, queuing anarchy at popular tourist spots and the awfulness of a middle-aged British man in socks and sandals. With witty illustrations, quizzes and plenty of Rob's trademark observations on the peculiarities of the British, this is bound to be another huge success.* *Steady on.