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Gillray's "The Plumb-pudding in danger" political caricature

Five questions about cartoons – Quick Quiz

Britain has a long and proud tradition of cartooning, starting with the political caricatures of Napoleonic times right down to the topical commentary and kids' comics of today. How much do you know about it? Take our Quick Quiz and find out!

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Man holding car keys and refusing a beer

It takes your breath away

Driving on the Continent is not as scary as you might think - but some of the legal requirements can be baffling. Sometimes even to the locals!

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Azure Window near San Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta

Azure Window

The Azure Window on the western coast of Gozo, Malta's second island.

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Xenophobe's Guide to the French

Xenophobe’s Guide To…

Dave reviews the Xenophobe's Guide series of short books looking at the traits that go to define the character of 30 different nationalities from the Albanians to the Welsh.

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Cover of "Turkey Street" by Jack Scott

Turkey Street

"Readers of Jack Scott's début book, Perking the Pansies, would be forgiven for wondering what happened to our intrepid hero Jack and his husband Liam next - given the challenges inherent in moving to a country that's officially secular but actually over 90% Muslim. This follow-up, Turkey Street, ends the wondering. And it does it in fine style." Dave reviews the sequel to Jack Scott's memoir of life as half of a gay expat couple in Turkey.

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