Move over AA and Rough Guide – Shitsville UK is the ultimate travel companion to the glorious British Isles.
A pointed and sarcastic exposé of Great British Culture where no town is left unscathed. Put aside your national pride and embark on an offensive journey around the best and worst parts of the United Kingdom.
It's definitely easier to convey the spirit of this book with a couple of choice excerpts:
"Cambridge is a rotten and diseased coagulation of reeking, uneducated, inbred libertines with more money than brain cells – and that's just the University. Here, gout is the ultimate status symbol. The race to gout is a furiously competitive one and there are only so many bottles of oak-aged port you can drink in one sitting, so foie gras actually comes-on tap in Cambridge."
It seems a bit mean to call Nottingham the 'gun crime Capital of the UK'. In a country where homicide with firearms is less common than it is in the Netherlands, it only takes half a dozen gun deaths to win the crown. It is like getting No1 in the UK singles chart. Nevertheless it is important to continue calling Nottingham the 'Detroit of the Midlands' in order to keep house prices down and make sure those cocky tw*ts in Manchester don't win the prize for the gunniest place in England. They think they invented bars. I mean! Seriously?"