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1.1 Geography
1.2.1 Come in, make yourself at home:
1.2.2 The split personality takes shape
1.2.3 The modern age:
1.3 Language and belonging
2.1.1 How important is literature to Britain?
2.1.2 Well versed: Brit lit in the medieval era
2.1.3 From sonnets to novels: literature grows up
2.1.4 The Romantics and the realists
2.1.5 Success stories: modern British literature
2.2 Philosophy
3.1.1 Foreign aid: the early personnel of painting
3.1.2 Morals, mares and mug shots:
3.1.3 Constable, Turner and Blake: the golden age
3.1.4 From cubes to dead sharks:
3.1.5 Mixed motifs: the icons of British design
3.2.1Picking through the ruins:
3.2.2Built on faith: the love of a good church
3.2.3 Castles, piles and factories: the big builds
3.2.4 In and out of love with Modernism:
3.2.5 Home truths: domestic architecture and planning
4.1.1 Folk stories: traditional music
4.1.2 Flashes of brilliance: British classical music
4.1.3 Rebel forces: rock, pop, punk and the rest
4.2.1 Setting the scene for Shakespeare:
4.2.2 Light brigade: from Restoration
4.2.3 Mirth, musicals and a good portion
4.2.4 Britain on the dancefloor
4.2.5 Laughing gear: modern British comedy
5.1.1. An underdog’s story: the Brits and their films p222
5.1.2 From dog stars to Hitchcock: early cinema
5.1.3 Big films and bigger audiences: the golden age
5.1.4 From bedsits to Bond: cinema in the 1960s
5.1.5 Let’s hear it for the little guy:
5.2.1 Fixing the shadows
5.2.2 Art, war and glamour: modern photography
5.3 Fashion
6.1.1 Reverting to type: national
6.1.2 On the rack: magazines
6.1.3 A love affair with telly
6.1.4Waves of radio: from ITMA to Moyles
6.1.5 New media: Britain on the Web
6.2.1 Posting letters and making calls
6.2.2 The age of the strain: getting about Britain
7.1.1 The changing culture of British food
7.1.2 Stews, bakes, jellies and puds:
7.1.3 The lost art of dining: eating habits
7.2.1 Fancy a brew? Brits and their drinks
7.2.2 Whose round is it? Drinking habits
8.1 Divided loyalties: class, race and family
8.2 How Britain takes its religion
8.3 Unwritten rules: politics and
8.4 Cashing in: the economy, wealth and social security
8.5 Law and order: courts, prisons and the police
8.6 Testing times: the education system
8.7 Time out: holidays, festivals and free time
8.8 Cricket to conkers: a love affair with sport
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Andrew Whittaker - Speak the Culture - Britain - Be Fluent in British Life and Culture

Andrew Whittaker - Speak the Culture - Britain - Be Fluent in British Life and Culture

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