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The Angry Island

(2003)
Hunting the English
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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 fury, the English have, throughout their history, come up with hundreds of ingenious and bizarre ways to diffuse anger or transform it into something benign. Good manners and queues, roundabouts and garden sheds, and almost every game ever invented from tennis to bridge.

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Hardback Editions

June 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Angry Island: Hunting the English
Author(s): A A Gill
ISBN: 1-4165-3173-4 / 978-1-4165-3173-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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September 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Angry Island: Hunting the English
Author(s): A A Gill
ISBN: 0-297-84318-4 / 978-0-297-84318-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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September 2003 : UK Hardback

Title: The Angry Island
Author(s): A A Gill
ISBN: 0-304-35930-0 / 978-0-304-35930-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
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Paperback Editions

August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Angry Island: Hunting the English
Author(s): A A Gill
ISBN: 1-4165-3175-0 / 978-1-4165-3175-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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July 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Angry Island: Hunting the English
Author(s): AA Gill
ISBN: 0-7538-2096-X / 978-0-7538-2096-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Kindle Editions

June 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Angry Island: Hunting the English
Author(s): A A Gill
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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