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By John O'Farrell

Following his highly renowned account of the former 2000 years, John O'Farrell now comes bang modern with a hilarious sleek background asking 'How the hell did we turn out here?'

An completely Exasperated background of recent Britain informs, elucidates and laughs in any respect the weird occasions, ridiculous characters and silly judgements that experience formed Britain's tale considering the fact that 1945; leaving the Twenty-First Century reader feeling superbly arrogant for having the good thing about hindsight.

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Proverb 45 a p a t h y Hard work has never killed anyone, but it frightens some people half to death. Aldous Huxley 46 a l i f e c h o i c e Marriage has many pains but celibacy has no pleasures. Samuel Johnson Rasselas 47 a p a t h y If it rained knowledge, I’d hold out my hand; but I would not give myself the trouble to go in quest of it. Boswell Life of Johnson 48 a l i f e c h o i c e In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. Benjamin F ranklin Franklin letter to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy 49 a p a t h y Cheer up, the worst is yet to come.

Saves time like putting off until tomorrow what you should do today. Malcolm Muggeridge 40 a l i f e c h o i c e My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don’t deny it. I’d rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh – anything but work. Abraham Lincoln 41 a p a t h y The chief attraction of military service has consisted and will consist in this compulsory and irreproachable idleness. Tolstoy War and Peace 42 a l i f e c h o i c e Put off the evil hour as long as you can.

Saves time like putting off until tomorrow what you should do today. Malcolm Muggeridge 40 a l i f e c h o i c e My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don’t deny it. I’d rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh – anything but work. Abraham Lincoln 41 a p a t h y The chief attraction of military service has consisted and will consist in this compulsory and irreproachable idleness. Tolstoy War and Peace 42 a l i f e c h o i c e Put off the evil hour as long as you can.

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