• An Utterly Impartial History of Britain

  • By: John O'Farrell
  • Narrated by: John O'Farrell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 04-09-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4.5 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When a historian says "Waterloo", do you automatically think of Abba? Do you wonder how Neville Chamberlain failed to realize that Hitler was a baddie when the Fuhrer was so clearly wearing a Nazi armband? And why did the Normans fight the Saxons at a place called "Battle"? Did they just see the road signs and think that's where they were supposed to go? From 55 BC to AD 1945, An Utterly Impartial History of Britain informs, explains, but most of all laughs at the seemingly incomprehensible rollercoaster of events that make up the story of Great Britain. Packed with great characters trapped in impossible dilemmas, this true-life drama will have you on the edge of your seat, thinking "I wonder which of them dies at the end?" (Well, they all do obviously. It was ages ago.) As entertaining as a witch burning and a lot more laughs.
©2007 John O'Farrell; (P)2008 Random House Audiobooks
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By Matt on 04-12-08

Bordering on seditious; very enjoyable.

If only there was a book like this when I did history I may have taken note. Many a true word spoken in jest and despite some wonderfully funny observations there is a subtext of tragedy at mans ineptitude. Can?t rate it highly enough.

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By Elaine Wood on 07-02-09

A good laugh but with all the facts

I love this book. It covers the whole of our history, but without me falling asleep once! It's very difficult to keep up with all the changing of dynasties and ages that went on in our past, but this book manages it, and throws in modern comparisons that make you smile, and make it all make sense.

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