A cantankerous history of Britain by one of our most popular humorists
John O'Farrell studied history at Desborough Comprehensive, where
he got a B in his O level. He later continued his research by
watching lots of programmes about the Nazis on the UK History
Apart from that he has published three novels, a memoir and three collections of his popular Guardian column. A former comedy scriptwriter for such shows as Spitting Image and Smith and Jones, he is the founder of the satirical website NewsBiscuit and can occasionally be spotted on such TV programmes as Grumpy Old Men, Newsnight Review and Have I Got News For You.