Great British Wit

Author(s): Rosemarie Jarski


'An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.' - George Mikes. There's nothing much left to feel good about these days if you're British, but one of the few things where we all agree that we're still a world leader is, our defining sense of humour. Thematically covering every subject imaginable, from God to dogs, this collection will be the seminal gathering of our national wit, and a picture of who we are as a nation - a monument to our monumental silliness. It also features: Jane Austen, Pam Ayres, Alan Bennett, Jeffrey Bernard, John Betjeman, Jo Brand, Craig Brown, Winston Churchill, Alan Clark, Jeremy Clarkson, Billy Connolly, Peter Cook, Tommy Cooper, Noel Coward, Quentin Crisp, Les Dawson, Stephen Fry, A.A. Gill, Stella Gibbons, W.S. Gilbert, Joyce Grenfell, Tony Hancock, Harry Hill, Jerome K. Jerome, Boris Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Maureen Lipman, Spike Milligan, Nancy Mitford, Frank Muir, Eric Morecambe, Joe Orton, David Renwick, Brian Sewell, William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Edith Sitwell, Frank Skinner, Arthur Smith, Sue Townsend, Peter Ustinov, Queen Victoria, Oscar Wilde, Kenneth Williams, P.G. Wodehouse, and, Victoria Wood.


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The definitive collection of our nation's funniest quotations from the bestselling author of The Funniest Thing You Never Said

"'An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.' George Mikes"

Rosemarie Jarski has spent half a lifetime collecting quotes and possesses an astounding breadth of knowledge when it comes to compiling quotations, as her numerous bestselling books testify. She is also a successful screenwriter and spends time working in the UK and USA.

General Fields

  • : 9780091906313
  • : Ebury Press
  • : Ebury Press
  • : November 2005
  • : 202mm X 155mm X 35mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rosemarie Jarski
  • : Paperback
  • : 082
  • : 464