OVER 50,000 HARDBACKS SOLD Completely revised and updated for paperback edition to include George Bush's re-election, the fall of David Blunkett, the debate on immigration, Charles & Camilla and, of course, our own general election in May 05. Authors will re-promote for paperback THE STATE WE'RE IN - only with much better jokes Bremner, Bird & Fortune have received awards from amongst others, BAFTA, the Variety Club and the British Comedy Awards, along with an Olivier nomination for their stage show. Bird and Fortune won the Oldie's Opposition of the Year award for 2003, as the judges felt they had provided the only effective opposition to the Blair Government. Rory Bremner was considered too young to be eligible. 'A stockpile of satirical ammunition' Sunday Telegraph
Impressionist Rory Bremner, and veteran 60s satirists John Bird and John Fortune have been collaborating on their Bremner, Bird and Fortune programmes for 12 years with both increasing ratings and reputation. This is their first book together.
"An entertaining and thought-provoking mixture of extraordinary research and satirical analysis." SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, 31 July "Devotees of their acclaimed television show will love this new 'dossier' from Bremner, Bird and Fortune. Others should read it, not least because it is very, very funny... where this book really packs a punch is in its assembly of hard facts about international affairs and British society. Satire might not be dead, but the world today, it seems, is truly beyond parody." THE OBSERVER, 7 August "..paints as accurate a picture as possible of where we are now and how we got here." -- Ben Snowden ECOLOGIST, 1 Mar