Fab Gear

Filled with fabulous photographs and with an appealing retro feel, the book features numerous images, many of which have never been published before.

Author: Paolo Hewitt

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 379134563X

Category: Design

Page: 239

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The Beatles' incomparable fashion sense takes center stage in this unique look at how the world's most popular band influenced the fashion of the times. The Beatles knew how much image mattered in the 1960s, and whether it was Nehru jackets, skinny ties, granny glasses, or the Cuban heel boot--if John, Paul, George, or Ringo wore it, the rest of their millions of fans followed. Renowned music and fashion author Paolo Hewitt takes readers on a fashion tour of the Beatles' career and the trends they co-opted. From their Hamburg debut in sunglasses, leather, and black sweaters to the conservative suits they were ordered to wear by their manager Brian Epstein; from their infatuation with Pierre Cardin's collarless jackets to their more casual corduroy; from their Mod madness to psychedelic spaciness to faux-military attire to hippy-chic--each style is revealed as a reflection of the music they made and the world views they embraced. Filled with fabulous photographs and with an appealing retro feel, the book features numerous images, many of which have never been published before. It offers insights into how the band's meteoric rise and enduring success shaped their fashion choices. There's even a chapter devoted to their hairstyles. Fans of all ages, as well as anyone interested in fashion, will be enthralled with this first ever Beatles stylebook that proves the Fab Four were as timely as they were timeless.
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Film Fashion and the 1960s

21. Hewitt, Fab Gear, 26. 22. Hewitt, Fab Gear, 26. 23. “Beatles Interview: Playhouse Theater, London, 10/16/63,” Beatles Interviews, accessed November 28, 2013, http://beatlesinterviews.blogspot.com/2009_02_01_archive.html. 24.

Author: Eugenia Paulicelli

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253026415

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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A fascinating look at one of the most experimental, volatile, and influential decades, Film, Fashion, and the 1960s, examines the numerous ways in which film and fashion intersected and affected identity expression during the era. From A Hard Day's Night to Breakfast at Tiffany's, from the works of Ingmar Bergman to Blake Edwards, the groundbreaking cinema of the 1960s often used fashion as the ultimate expression for urbanity, youth, and political (un)awareness. Crumbling hierarchies brought together previously separate cultural domains, and these blurred boundaries could be seen in unisex fashions and roles played out on the silver screen. As this volume amply demonstrates, fashion in films from Italy, France, England, Sweden, India, and the United States helped portray the rapidly changing faces of this cultural avant-gardism. This blending of fashion and film ultimately created a new aesthetic that continues to influence the fashion and media of today.
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Teaching the Beatles

An especially helpful resource for this part of the class is Paolo Hewitt's book, Fab Gear: The Beatles and Fashion. Largely photographic in nature, Hewitt's book provides a bevy of examples both of how the group looked and the extent ...

Author: Paul O Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351333320

Category: Music

Page: 176

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Teaching the Beatles is designed to provide ideas for instructors who teach the music of the Beatles. Experienced contributors describe varied approaches to effectively convey the group’s characteristics and lasting importance. Some of these include: treating the Beatles’ lyrics as poetry; their influence on the world of art, film, fashion and spirituality; the group’s impact on post-war Britain; political aspects of the Fab Four; Lennon and McCartney’s songwriting and musical innovations; the band’s use of recording technology; business aspects of the Beatles’ career; and insights into teaching the Beatles in an online format.
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The Beatles and Film

From Youth Culture to Counterculture Stephen Glynn ... Glynn, S. (2013) The British Pop Music Film: The Beatles and Beyond, London: Palgrave Macmillan. ... Hewitt, P. (2011) Fab Gear: The Beatles and Fashion, New York: Prestel.

Author: Stephen Glynn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000224863

Category: Social Science

Page: 116

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This concise yet comprehensive study explores the emblematic journey by four young men from Liverpool from the epicentre of teen-led youth culture to the experimentation of the counterculture and beyond. Beginning with the celebration of Britain’s own ‘youthquake’ in the joyous and genre-shifting A Hard Day’s Night (1964), the author delves into how the Beatles’ film work allows us to chart their subsequent musical maturation and retreat from the tribulations of stardom in Help!, their tentative attempts at improvised filming in the televised Magical Mystery Tour (1967), their acceptance of cartoon representations as leaders of the hippie counterculture in Yellow Submarine (1968), and the final implosion of their musical dynamic in the recording studios of Let It Be (1970). The book analyses how, as they grew with their fanbase, the Beatles’ films alternate stylistically between mimetic representation and allegorical interpretation, and switch narratively between fan-filled and welcoming worlds, to films relaying introspection and isolation. Offering an in-depth case study of the successes and failures of British youth culture in a volatile decade, The Beatles and Film is an engaging text for both scholars and general readers alike.
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Asked at a press conference in Hong Kong in 1964 what the Beatles thought of Mods' colourful clothing, Lennon said, ... For more on the Beatles' attitude to Mod, see Paolo Hewitt, Fab Gear: The Beatles and Fashion (Prestel, mu), pp.

Author: Richard Weight

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448182497

Category: Design

Page: 496

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Welcome to the world of the sharp-suited ‘faces’. The Italianistas. The scooter-riding, all-night-dancing instigators of what became, from its myriad sources, a very British phenomenon. Mod began life as the quintessential working-class movement of a newly affluent nation – a uniquely British amalgam of American music and European fashions that mixed modern jazz with modernist design in an attempt to escape the drab conformity, snobbery and prudery of life in 1950s Britain. But what started as a popular cult became a mainstream culture, and a style became a revolution. In Mod, Richard Weight tells the story of Britain’s biggest and most influential youth cult. He charts the origins of Mod in the Soho jazz scene of the 1950s, set to the cool sounds of Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. He explores Mod’s heyday in Swinging London in the mid-60s – to a new soundtrack courtesy of the Small Faces, the Who and the Kinks. He takes us to the Mod–Rocker riots at Margate and Brighton, and into the world of fashion and design dominated by Twiggy, Mary Quant and Terence Conran. But Mod did not end in the 1960s. Richard Weight not only brings us up to the cult’s revival in the late 70s – played out against its own soundtrack of Quadrophenia and the Jam – but reveals Mod to be the DNA of British youth culture, leaving its mark on glam and Northern Soul, punk and Two Tone, Britpop and rave. This is the story of Britain’s biggest and brassiest youth movement – and of its legacy. Music, film, fashion, art, architecture and design – nothing was untouched by the eclectic, frenetic, irresistible energy of Mod.
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Swinging Britain

Fab Gear: the Beatles and Fashion. Prestel, 2011. Lester, Richard. Photographing Fashion: British Style in the Sixties. ACC Editions, 2009. Levy, Shawn. Ready, Steady, Go! The Smashing Rise and Giddy Fall of Swinging London.

Author: Mark Armstrong

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747815006

Category: History

Page: 96

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Travel back in time to the era when Carnaby Street led the world, a golden age of youthful innovation and exhilarating pop culture, and a fashion scene that defined a generation. The 1960s was one of the most exciting fashion decades of the twentieth century, during which British pop and youth culture gave birth to styles that would set international trends. This book reveals how the sweeping social changes of the 1960s affected the British look, how designers and entrepreneurs such as Mary Quant and John Stephen made London the fashion city of the decade, and the influence of public figures such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Cathy McGowan, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton on the national identity of a country finally recovering from a prolonged period of austerity.
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The Beatles and Sixties Britain

For the evolution of the Beatles' image, see Paolo Hewitt, Fab Gear (London: Prestel, 2011), chs. 3 and 4; Charlotte Wilkins and Ian Inglis, 'Fashioning the Fab Four: The Visual Identities of the Beatles', Fashion, Style & Popular ...

Author: Marcus Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108477246

Category: History

Page: 370

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In this rigorous study, Marcus Collins reconceives the Beatles' social, cultural and political impact on sixties Britain.
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A Women s History of the Beatles

59 Beatlemania offered escape from the mainstream, male-driven adult world through its own fashion, slang, ... American Beatlemaniacs often adopted the band's British slang (“fab,” “gear,” “grotty”) to feel culturally closer to them.

Author: Christine Feldman-Barrett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501348051

Category: Music

Page: 256

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A Women's History of the Beatles is the first book to offer a detailed presentation of the band's social and cultural impact as understood through the experiences and lives of women. Drawing on a mix of interviews, archival research, textual analysis, and autoethnography, this scholarly work depicts how the Beatles have profoundly shaped and enriched the lives of women, while also reexamining key, influential female figures within the group's history. Organized topically based on key themes important to the Beatles story, each chapter uncovers the varied and multifaceted relationships women have had with the band, whether face-to-face and intimately or parasocially through mediated, popular culture. Set within a socio-historical context that charts changing gender norms since the early 1960s, these narratives consider how the Beatles have affected women's lives across three generations. Providing a fresh perspective of a well-known tale, this is a cultural history that moves far beyond the screams of Beatlemania to offer a more comprehensive understanding of what the now iconic band has meant to women over the course of six decades.
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The Beatles

Fashion had been transformed by the cheeky insolence of clothing designer John Stephen, whose boutique turned a seedy ... describing what was fashionable and delivering a new language, sprinkled with words like fab and gear and dig.

Author: Bob Spitz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316031677

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 992

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The definitive biography of The Beatles, hailed as "irresistible" by the New York Times, "riveting" by the Boston Globe, and "masterful" by Time. As soon as The Beatles became famous, the spin machine began to construct a myth -- one that has continued to this day. But the truth is much more interesting, much more exciting, and much more moving -- the highs and the lows, the love and the rivalry, the awe and the jealousy, the drugs, the tears, the thrill, and the magic to never be repeated. In this vast, revelatory, exuberantly acclaimed, and bestselling book, Bob Spitz has written the biography for which Beatles fans have long waited.
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Encyclopedia of leadership

LASTING INFLUENCE The Beatles impacted fashion with mop-tops, mohair suits, Cuban-heeled boots, velvet-collar suits, Eastern clothing, and granny glasses. Popular usage of words such as “gear” and “fab” is also attributed to the group.

Author: George R. Goethals

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761925972

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1927

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The Encyclopedia of Leadership brings together for the first time everything that is known and truly matters about leadership as part of the human experience. Developed by the award-winning editorial team at Berkshire Publishing Group, the Encyclopedia includes hundreds of articles, written by 280 leading scholars and experts from 17 countries, exploring leadership theories and leadership practice. Entries and sidebars show leadership in action - in corporations and state houses, schools, churches, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
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Vulgar Tongues

However, three years later, the worldwide success of The Beatles made the port city of Liverpool an object of transatlantic longing for some, and certainly helped popularise those slang words of approval gear and fab.

Author: Max Décharné

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

ISBN: 9781847659415

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

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Slang is the language of pop culture, low culture, street culture, underground movements and secret societies; depending on your point of view, it is a badge of honour, a sign of identity or a dangerous assault on the values of polite society. Over several centuries and across international borders, VULGAR TONGUES is the story of how the English language of Shakespeare's day fragmented and twisted into all kinds of shapes, as people like pickpockets, beggars, sailors, musicians, gangsters, whores, politicians, gypsies, soldiers, gays and lesbians, policemen, rappers, cockneys, biker gangs and circus folk seized the King's or Queen's English by the throat and took it to places it would probably regret in the morning.
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White Heat

about thewar inVietnam increased, many young Americans beganto adopt the style and values associated with bohemian ... often affected linguistic mannerisms copied from the Beatles, describing things as 'fab' or 'gear', for instance.

Author: Dominic Sandbrook

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349141282

Category: History

Page: 976

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Harold Wilson's famous reference to 'white heat' captured the optimistic spirit of a society in the midst of breathtaking change. From the gaudy pleasures of Swinging London to the tragic bloodshed in Northern Ireland, from the intrigues of Westminster to the drama of the World Cup, British life seemed to have taken on a dramatic new momentum. The memories, images and colourful personalities of those heady times still resonate today: mop-tops and mini-skirts, strikes and demonstrations, Carnaby Street and Kings Road, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath, Mary Quant and Jean Shrimpton, Enoch Powell and Mary Whitehouse, Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger. In this wonderfully rich and readable historical narrative, Dominic Sandbrook looks behind the myths of the Swinging Sixties to unearth the contradictions of a society caught between optimism and decline.
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Diary of a Beatlemaniac

A Fab Insider's Look at the Beatles Era Patricia Gallo-Stenman ... But not a great deal of mod clothing is worn by the teens hanging on the corners in our neighborhood. Still, we interviewed this gear British fashion designer.

Author: Patricia Gallo-Stenman

Publisher: Cynren Press

ISBN: 9781947976047

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

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Driven by the frenzy of fan clubs, Beatles concerts, and endless dreams and meeting schemes, Diary of a Beatlemaniac: A Fab Insider’s Look at the Beatles Era romps through the heady, roller-coaster days of Beatlemania as seen through the eyes of one Philadelphia schoolgirl and her band of “Beatle Buddies.” Compiled from the author’s own diary and extensive scrapbooking, and featuring a wealth of original photographs and exclusive interviews with Victor Spinetti and Hy Lit, this extraordinary slice of life peeks into the heart of an inner-city teen at the forefront of Beatlemania. For Beatlemaniacs of any age, this memoir offers a unique glimpse into the groovy days of the Swingin’ Sixties and the chance to relive the magic of the pop-culture phenomenon called the Beatles.
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Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Petula Clark – all in the latest mod gear, singing their hearts out! ... We may even get the Beatles; I'm speaking with Brian Epstein this afternoon.' 'Groovy! ... is mod, fab, gear!

Author: H.C. Carlton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409124801

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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The sensational story of three irresistible women, rivals in the glamorous world of fashion. From the wild sixties to the sexy seventies, they ruled the world of fashion - and fashion ruled them. Mackenzie Gold - outrageous, racy, shocking, yet desperately yearning for what she can never have. She's fashion's pop queen, obsessed with designing the hottest threads on the scene. Mia Stanton - gorgeous, refined, but tormented by the most shattering hang-up a passionate woman can possess. Her designs set trends that reap fame, wealth... and the undying envy of the person who should love her the most. Coral Stanton - uninhibited, unscrupulous, untrustworthy. She's Mia's mother, the hellfire editor of a top fashion magazine, a woman prepared to pay any price to get what she wants. Set against a canvas of free love, passion, ambition and betrayal, LABELS draws you into the world of three women determined to stop at nothing to fulfil their dreams of fashion.
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Secret Agents

... Mod style outside Great Britain.22 As Nik Cohn writes , by the time of the Beatles ' stateside success , the “ Beatles were Mod ; Mary Quant was Mod ... In the hands of admen , it became an all - purpose adjective , like Fab or Gear ...

Author: Jeremy Packer

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820486698

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

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Why does the secret agent never seem to die? Why, in fact, has the secret agent not only survived the Cold War - which critics and pundits surmised would be the death of James Bond and of the genre more generally - but grown in popularity? Secret Agents attempts to answer these questions as it investigates the political and cultural ramifications of the continued popularity and increasing diversity of the secret agent across television, film, and popular culture. The volume opens with a foreword by Tony Bennett, and proceeds to investigate programs, figures, and films such as Alias, Austin Powers, Spy Kids, the «new» Bond Girl, Flint, Mission Impossible, Jason Bourne, and concludes with an afterword by Toby Miller. Chapters throughout question what it means for this popular icon to have far wider currency and meaning than merely that of James Bond as the white male savior of capital and democracy.
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Northern Identities

The Beatles were obviously especially important here, their accents, use of local demotic slang ('fab', 'gear' and so on) ... in the fashion of soccer fans at the FA Cup final, make visible and audible claims for northern superiority.

Author: Neville Kirk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351914291

Category: History

Page: 256

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Recent years have witnessed an explosion of academic and popular interest in the issue of social identity. Yet the subject areas of regional and sub-regional identities, and historical engagements between ’the regional’, ’the local’ and ’the national’, remain very neglected. Seeking to make a contribution towards redressing these areas of neglect and to further advancing our knowledge and understanding of the general issue of social identity, this volume of essays offers the reader an exploration of some of the rich and varied, historical interpretations of ’the North’ and ’Northernness’. The focus rests mainly, but not exclusively, upon the North of England. Taken as a whole, the essays highlight the contingent, fluid, and ambiguous nature of ’Northenness’, its complex and shifting interplay with feelings of localism and nationalism, and the profound, if varying, influences of class, race, gender, sport, tourism, music and political and economic structures and concerns upon ’northern’ identities. This book will hold a general appeal to readers interested in the issue of social identity, especially in its regional and local manifestations and engagements. It will find a wide readership across the humanities and social sciences. It should be compulsory reading for those in New Labour addressing the issue of the ’North-South divide’.
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Fandom and The Beatles

In true teen- idol fashion, the Beatles assure their fans that they have not let success and all the “fab things” change them: ... charming, and humble and, in closing, gush, “Thanks a million all you Beatle People— you're the gear!

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190917883

Category: Music

Page: 224

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More than 50 years after their breakup, the Beatles are still attracting fans from various generations, all while retaining their original fan base from the 1960s. Why have those first-generation fans continued following the Beatles and are now introducing their grandchildren to the group? Why are current teens affected by the band's music? And perhaps most importantly, how and why do the Beatles continue to resonate with successive generations? Unlike other bands of their era, the Beatles seem permanently frozen in time, having never descended into "nostalgia act" territory. Instead, even after the announcement of the band's breakup in 1970, the group has maintained its cultural and musical relevance. Their timeless quality appeals to younger generations while maintaining the loyalty of older fans. While the Beatles indeed represent a specific time period, their music and words address issues as meaningful today as they were during the Summer of Love: politics, war, sex, drugs, art, and creative liberation. As the first anthology to assess the nature of fan response and the band's enduring appeal, Fandom and the Beatles: The Act You've Known for All These Years defines and explores these unique qualities and the key ways in which this particular pop fusion has inspired such loyalty and multigenerational popularity.
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Chronicle of Thailand

21 July – Bangkok A beauty and fashion show held. in memoriam Beatles mobbed at airport British pop stars persuaded to leave their plane on stopover 8 June – Bangkok Three of the 'Fab Four' Beatles arrived at Don Muang Airport at ...

Author: Nicholas Grossman

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 9789814217125

Category: History

Page: 444

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Chronicle of Thailand is the story of Thailand during the reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Beginning on the day he was crowned, 9 June 1946, the book presents a vivid eyewitness account of Thailand's development through the major news events of the last 64 years.
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Play It Loud

Beatles Gear: All the Fab Four's Instruments, from Stage to Studio. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2001. ———. ... Rolling Stones Gear: All the Stones' Equipment from Stage to Studio. ... Rock Style: How Fashion Moves to Music.

Author: Jayson Kerr Dobney

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588396662

Category: Music

Page: 236

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Play It Loud celebrates the musical instruments that gave rock and roll its signature sound. Seven engrossing essays by veteran music journalists and scholars discuss the technical developments that fostered rock’s seductive riffs and driving rhythms; the evolution of the classic lineup of two guitars, bass, and drums; the thrilling innovations and expanded instrumentation musicians have explored to achieve unique effects; the powerful visual impact instruments have had; and the essential role they have played in the most memorable moments of rock and roll history. Abundant photographs depict rock’s most iconic instruments—including Jerry Lee Lewis’s baby grand piano, Chuck Berry’s Gibson ES-350T guitar, John Lennon’s twelve-string Rickenbacker 325, Keith Moon’s drum set, and the white Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix played at Woodstock—both in performance and as works of art in their own right. Produced in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this astounding book goes behind the music to offer a rare, in-depth look at the instruments that inspired the musicians and made possible the songs we know and love.
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The 100 Words That Make The English

Fab. On the Observer's summer 'cool list' for 2008 (a parade of new talent in fashion, art and design: each ... The Beatles were billed as 'the Fabulous Beatles' on local posters and handbills from their return from Hamburg to Liverpool ...

Author: Tony Thorne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748131747

Category: Humor

Page: 352

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Englishness is an ancient and powerful concept, but no one seems sure exactly what it means in the twenty-first century. In exploring our national identity, Tony Thorne has compiled a fascinating compendium of the hundred words and phrases that have become the cornerstones of modern English, and have been used - sometimes deliberately, but often inadvertently - to stake out our common ground, to define what makes us essentially English, and thus different from those beastly foreigners who lurk just off our shores.
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