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The Angry Island

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Description for The Angry Island Paperback. Foreigner Adrian Gill (a Scot) goes in search of the essence of England and the English Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 131 x 19. Weight in Grams: 248.
Foreigner Adrian Gill (a Scot) goes in search of the essence of England and the English The English are naturally, congenitally, collectively and singularly, livid much of the time. In between the incoherent bellowing of the terraces and the pursed, rigid eye-rolling of the commuter carriage, they reach the end of their tethers and the thin end of their wedges. They're incensed, incandescent, splenetic, prickly, touchy and fractious. They sit apart on their half of a damply disappointing little island, nursing and picking at their irritations. Perhaps aware that they're living on top of a keg of fulminating ... Read more

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About A. A. Gill
A.A. Gill was the renowned restaurant and TV critic, and features writer, for The Sunday Times. He was a contributor to Vanity Fair, GQ, the Spectator and Australian Gourmet Traveller, and a columnist for Esquire. His books include A.A. GILL IS AWAY, THE ANGRY ISLAND, PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS, TABLE TALK, PAPER VIEW, A.A. GILL IS FURTHER AWAY, THE GOLDEN DOOR, THE ... Read more

Reviews for The Angry Island
'In a series of fascinating essays, Gill reveals there is a swell of suppressed anger in the English . . . Much of it is extremely funny, the reader is left with the queasy question: what if he is right?'
'An entertaining polemic . . . A thought-provoking, some would say overdue, book that challenges the ... Read more

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