Top 10 of Britain
250 Quintessentially British Lists
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|Format:||Electronic Book Text, 1 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 04 May 2009|
From the bestselling author of Hamlyn's Top 10 of Everything series comes a special collection of 250 unique lists that observe of the idiosyncrasies of our Isles and encompass everything British. Discover hundreds of essential, intriguing and bizarre facts about your country's most iconic subjects, including: The 10 most produced plays by Shakespeare 10 defunct British national holidays The 10 longest seaside piers The 10 lowest-scoring UK Eurovision entries The 10 latest winners of the World Conker Championships The 10 first performed Gilbert & Sullivan operas The Top 10 singles of all time banned by the BBC 10 unusual British laws The Top 10 Tesco's lines The 10 latest winners of the Pub of the Year award...plus 240 other fascinating lists in this at-a-glance guide to what makes Britain great.
Table of Contents
WHAT MAKES BRITAIN?. Includes: Top 10 largest islands in the UK; 10 unusual place names in the UK; Top 10 oldest cities in the UK; 10 extreme and weird weather events in the UK; THE PEOPLE OF BRITAIN. Includes: Top 10 oldest British-born people; Top 10 ethnic groups in the UK; Top 10 heaviest people in the UK; Top 10 surnames in England & Wales GREAT BRITONS. Includes: Top 10 greatest Britons; The 10 first novels by Charles Dickens; 10 Britons' famous last words; Top 10 most expensive paintings by British artists; HISTORIC BRITAIN. Includes: 10 British world firsts; 10 unsolved British murders; The 10 last battles on British soil; 10 Knights of the Round Table; BRITAIN: A VISITOR'S GUIDE. Includes: Top 10 British cities most visited by overseas visitors; Top 10 most-visited historic properties in the UK; 10 British cemeteries and their famous inhabitants; A NATION OF ANIMAL LOVERS. Includes: Top 10 types of pet in the UK; Top 10 largest native land mammals in the UK; 10 pets of famous Britons; RULE, BRITANNIA!. Includes: The 10 shortest-lived British monarchs; 10 British royal nicknames; 10 strange British laws; Top 10 busiest members of the Royal Family; GREAT BRITISH PASTIMES. Includes: 10 sports and games invented in Britain; The 10 first GBP1 million footballers in Britain; Top 10 British toys of the decades; Top 10 largest sports stadiums in the UK; QUINTESSENTIALLY BRITISH. Includes: 10 British haunted houses; 10 traditional British nursery rhymes; 10 classic Monty Python sketches; Top 10 longest-serving Blue Peter presenters; LIVING AND DYING IN BRITAIN. Includes: Top 10 songs requested at funerals in the UK; The 10 most common causes of death in the UK; 10 unusual British epitaphs; ENTERTAINMENT. Includes: The 10 lowest-scoring British Eurovision Song?Contest entries; Top 10 James Bond films; Top 10 Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals in London; THE QUEEN'S ENGLISH. Includes: 10 bizarre British books; Top 10 most popular British poems; Top 10 most commonly misspelled English words; GREAT BRITISH FARE. Includes: 10 locally named British dishes; Top 10 British pubs with the longest names; Top 10 oldest distilleries in the UK; Top 10 sandwiches in the UK; INDUSTRIOUS BRITAIN. Includes: Top 10 oldest-established businesses in the UK; 10 defunct British car marques; 10 bizarre British patents; Top 10 busiest railway stations in the UK;
About the Author
Russell Ash has written and contributed to over 100 successful books, including over 20 years of Top 10 of Everything, Top 10 for Men, Whitaker's World of Facts and Great Wonders of the World. He is regularly featured on TV and radio.
The Top 10 series is a well-established and bestselling brand, with Top 10 of Everything 2008 so far selling over 40,000 copies in the UK alone. Its latest spin-off, Hamlyn's Top 10 for Men, was reprinted only one month after publication, having featured in the Bestseller charts in the run-up to Father's Day.
Reviews for Top 10 of Everything 2008: "A must for fact fans" - Daily Mirror "Dazzle friends with knowledge from this gem" - Heat "Fulfilling in its desire to present 10 of everything, whereas Guiness makes do with one" - The Times