Tag Archives: Britain

Strangers Have The Best Candy

The Bookseller/Diagram Prize For Oddest Book Title of the Year, usually just called the Diagram Prize, is awarded each year to the book that voters think has the most unusual title. This year’s shortlist was recently announced by the British … Continue reading

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Anarchy In The UK

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Faux Indies

Apparently the bookselling behemoth Waterstones has tried to pull a fast one on the British book buying public. Without notice the retailer opened three small branches under bogus names—The Rye Bookshop in East Sussex, Southwold Books in Suffolk, and Harpenden … Continue reading

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Gateway to Europe

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London Can Still Be Whimsical

You may have seen the colorful, whimsical work of London-based artist Sarah Tanat Jones in periodicals or ads. Her marvelous drawings and illustrations are always a treat. I loved her recent London themed set. If you like them too, prints … Continue reading

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Welcome to Britain

Everyone’s favorite Brit Stephen Fry is starring in a just released little “welcome to the U.K.” video created by London’s Heathrow Airport. The short film is calculated to introduce foreign visitors to some of the quirks of British culture. Appropriately filmed inside … Continue reading

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It’s a Dismaland after all

Those of us who didn’t get to visit Banksy’s much hyped Dismaland can now get to see just what we missed. This newly released video, “Dismaland–The Official Unofficial Film”, directed by Jamie Brightmore, should more than supply your daily dose … Continue reading

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Mapping Diversity

London-based painter and printmaker Yanko Tihov has created a brilliant map of London out of passports. Using census data, the map demonstrates the increasing diversity of the UK capital, while showing the most common non-British nationalities in each borough. Inspired … Continue reading

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British Problems

Based on reddit posts, the ever clever folks at Buzz Feed have compiled this hilarious set of quintessentially British “problems”. If you’ve ever spent time in the UK, these images will resonate for you. If not, just have a laugh. … Continue reading

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Islands of Britain

I recently stumbled across this fascinating documentary hosted and narrated by actor Martin Clunes of Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly fame. The show travels throughout Britain visiting various islands and exploring how the progress of technology is impacting the … Continue reading

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