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I See?Modern Britain

Norman Ferguson

Portico

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ISBN: 9781906032388

Price: £6.99

Publication date: 10 October 2008

Category: Humour

Any boy or girl subjected to a long traffic journey might have been given one or more of the ‘I-Spy’ books to help relieve the monotony of British roads. Printed from the 1950s all the way through the the late ”90s, they came to signify a particular part of our popular culture, and said something intrinsic about the national psyche. Now out of print and reminiscent of a rapidly receding era of simple pleasures, they are due a revival – but with a uniquely modern twist. Heavily illustrated and brightly colour coded, ‘I-See…Modern Britain’ tackles the quirks and obsessions of British society. Will you be able to spot boy racers, binge-drinkers, ”charity muggers”, anaemic Goths and manbag-carrying metrosexuals? Indeed, Britain is now full of things that to a person years ago would appear very strange: the ubiquitous mobile phone and bluetooth headset, rain-drenched smokers huddled together outside pubs or young women in bizarre furry boots. You may not have noticed but such examples are everywhere – keep your eyes peeled, pencils sharpened and get ready to spot the many marvels of modern British life.

www.iseemodernbritain.com

 

ABOUT THE Author

Norman Ferguson is an experienced writer, having contributed sketch material to a number of TV and Radio shows, including The Karen Dunbar Show, The Way It Is and Channel 4’s Smack The Pony.

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