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A Really British Guide to English (2nd Edition) - Physical Book w/ Imperfections

A Really British Guide to English (2nd Edition) - Physical Book w/ Imperfections

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This is an all-you-need-to-know guide to the language and culture of the United Kingdom. Inside, you'll find a huge A-Z dictionary of modern British English words and phrases. We then help you untangle those crazy British accents that you've heard but never understood. Once we've dealt with the language, it's time for a little culture. From the unspoken rules of British pubs to our most famous TV catchphrases, we shine a light on what makes this country tick. So, whether you're a language lover, a tea enthusiast, a Premier League football fan or simply someone who loves all things British, this is the book for you.

➤ These batch of books has some small defects along the cover (see the pics) due to a printing error. So we have heavily discounted it and won't be able to offer refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.

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What's inside the Book?

A 300+ page book titled ‘A Really British Guide to English’ (Second Edition). 


  • A one hundred and forty page A-Z dictionary of British English words and phrases. It includes regional variations and slang terms. 
  • Sections on Cockney rhyming slang and modern London slang.
  • A guide to British accents with a deep dive into six of the most predominant. 
  • A section on British vs World Englishes with a focus on USA and Australian vocabulary differences. 
  • The best British TV shows to learn English

+  loads of practice exercises and a quiz. 


  • A guide to British food and drink.
  • A section on the must-know public figures in the UK.
  • 8 events that have shaped modern Britain.
  • Great British TV catchphrases.
  • A guide to all the big sporting and cultural events that take place in the UK. 

+  lots more.

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What's new in the second edition?

  • Hundreds of new words and phrases added to the A-Z dictionary
  • Full IPA phonetic script + stress marks for every word
  • Updated facts, names and information for 2023
  • New section on British vs Australian English
  • New section '8 events that shaped modern Britain'
  • New essay 'The Great British Divides' 
  • New section on World English- Geordie accent analysis added to British Accents section

+ plus so much more! 

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Here are some of the chapters...

  • A-Z of British vocabulary

    Get to know your ‘cuppas’ from your ‘brews’ and your ‘Billy no-mates’ from your ‘Bob’s your uncles’ with this handy A-Z of all things British. We’ll have you speaking like a local in no time.

  • What Brits say and what they actually mean

    Brits are renowned for not saying what they actually mean, so this little guide is intended to help you navigate the most common phrases. You’ll soon be an expert in speaking British.

  • Cockney rhyming slang

    Get to grips with London’s traditional rhyming slang so that you can tell someone ‘You’re having a bubble!’ Once you get your head round it, you’ll have so much fun.

  • Modern London slang

    Discover what the youth of the capital are saying with this guide to contemporary London street slang. Never let it be said that ESD doesn’t provide the freshest modern English for you guys.

  • A short guide to the best British food and drink

    From Sunday roasts to deep-fried Mars bars, we take a look at what’s on the plates of Brits up and down the country. Be warned: this section might make you hungry.

  • Tom’s favourite British TV shows to learn English

    Whether you love Sherlock or Peaky Blinders, TV shows are one of the best ways to learn about a nation’s language and culture. We’ll give you Britain’s best and explain how each show can help you learn English.

  • British vs American vs Australian English differences

    A list of over 100 words that are different in British and American English. And a list of the most common differences between British and Australian English.

  • Tom’s must-know British cultural events

    From great music festivals to enormous street parades, Britain is a hotbed of cultural events throughout the year. We round up the very best for you, so that you can come and experience them for yourself.

  • British Accents

    Ranging from RP to Geordie, we breakdown six British English accents and their main pronunciation features. So that if you want to speak like the King or David Beckham, this section has got you covered.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Aaron Payne
The Perfect Guide!

I’m going on a trip to England this spring, and I purchased this book to get a better glimpse at the culture and the differences between American English and British English. And I must say, it’s certainly delivered so far! It’s expertly crafted with words, phrases, and definitions. But I also love the culture sections with suggestions on how to spend a few days in London, London food and drink, pub etiquette, etc. There’s something for everyone here. And I’ve really enjoyed the section of the differences between American and British English. This is the perfect guide to add to your list, whether you’re a language buff, wanting to learn English, or want more of a glimpse at the British culture, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks Tom!

Vincent Dardenne
A must-have book

It’s a very very complete book about the British slang language. It’s a real must-have for an English lover like me. Like we say in French it’s the little Jesus in a velvet knickers. Vincent

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When am I going to receive my physical copy?

We have a limited number of books available at the moment, so all orders will begin shipping on October 18th.

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What are the shipping rates? Do you ship everywhere?

We are shipping to these destinations:

United Kingdom: £6
Europe: £8
Australia and New Zealand: £14
Rest of the World: £12

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