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Mitchell, David: Unruly

THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER


A funny book about a serious subject, Unruly is for anyone who has ever wondered how we got here - and who is to blame.

'Clever, amusing, gloriously bizarre and razor sharp. Mitchell - a funny man and skilled historian - tells stories that are interesting and fun. Here is Horrible Histories for grownups' GERARD DEGROOT, THE TIMES

'Just fantastic. Delightfully contrary and hilariously cantankerous. Very, very funny' JESSE ARMSTRONG, CREATOR OF SUCCESSION AND PEEP SHOW

'Clever, funny. Makes you think quite differently about history' DAN SNOW, HISTORIAN AND BROADCASTER

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Think you know your kings and queens? Think again.

Taking us right back to King Arthur (spoiler: he didn't exist), Unruly tells the founding story of post-Roman England up to the reign of Elizabeth I (spoiler: she dies). It's a tale of narcissists, inadequate self-control, excessive beheadings, middle-management insurrection, uncivil wars, and at least one total Cnut.

How this happened, who it happened to and why it matters in modern Britain are all questions David Mitchell answers with brilliance, wit and the full erudition of a man who once studied history - and won't let it off the hook for the mess it's made.

*The Times Number One Bestseller October 2023*

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'An enjoyable, rollicking read, definitely not a conventional history book' THE TIMES
'Chatty, irreverent and liberally sprinkled with gags and opinions. Horrible Histories with added swearing' GUARDIAN

'Mitchell clearly knows his history, with a book that owes as much to Monty Python as it does to Simon Schama' ANDREW MARR, BROADCASTER

'Who knew a history of England's rulers could be this hilarious?' i

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I can't recommend this book enough. Very funny and interesting, it is above all a proper work of history' CHARLIE HIGSON


B-Format Paperback
Autor Mitchell, David
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2024
Seitenangabe 448 S.
Meldetext in der Regel innert 2-5 Werktagen lieferbar. Abweichungen werden nach Bestelleingang per Mail gemeldet.
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H19.8 cm x B13.0 cm x D3.0 cm 350 g
Coverlag Penguin (Imprint/Brand)
Verlag Random House UK

THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER


A funny book about a serious subject, Unruly is for anyone who has ever wondered how we got here - and who is to blame.

'Clever, amusing, gloriously bizarre and razor sharp. Mitchell - a funny man and skilled historian - tells stories that are interesting and fun. Here is Horrible Histories for grownups' GERARD DEGROOT, THE TIMES

'Just fantastic. Delightfully contrary and hilariously cantankerous. Very, very funny' JESSE ARMSTRONG, CREATOR OF SUCCESSION AND PEEP SHOW

'Clever, funny. Makes you think quite differently about history' DAN SNOW, HISTORIAN AND BROADCASTER

----

Think you know your kings and queens? Think again.

Taking us right back to King Arthur (spoiler: he didn't exist), Unruly tells the founding story of post-Roman England up to the reign of Elizabeth I (spoiler: she dies). It's a tale of narcissists, inadequate self-control, excessive beheadings, middle-management insurrection, uncivil wars, and at least one total Cnut.

How this happened, who it happened to and why it matters in modern Britain are all questions David Mitchell answers with brilliance, wit and the full erudition of a man who once studied history - and won't let it off the hook for the mess it's made.

*The Times Number One Bestseller October 2023*

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'An enjoyable, rollicking read, definitely not a conventional history book' THE TIMES
'Chatty, irreverent and liberally sprinkled with gags and opinions. Horrible Histories with added swearing' GUARDIAN

'Mitchell clearly knows his history, with a book that owes as much to Monty Python as it does to Simon Schama' ANDREW MARR, BROADCASTER

'Who knew a history of England's rulers could be this hilarious?' i

'
I can't recommend this book enough. Very funny and interesting, it is above all a proper work of history' CHARLIE HIGSON


B-Format Paperback
CHF 19.90
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-1-4059-5319-1
Verfügbarkeit: in der Regel innert 2-5 Werktagen lieferbar. Abweichungen werden nach Bestelleingang per Mail gemeldet.

Über den Autor Mitchell, David

David Mitchell is a BAFTA Award-winning actor, writer and comedian who has starred in many of the UK's best-loved TV shows, including Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look and Upstart Crow. He is a team captain on Would I Lie to You? (BBC One), the host of The Unbelievable Truth on Radio 4 and one of the Observer's most popular columnists. Unruly: A History of England's Kings and Queens is his first history book.

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