What a book.' Clive Aslet, Country Life 'Characteristically brilliant.' Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times 'A little oasis of sanity.' Daily Mail Driving the four hundred miles from Glasgow to London, Theodore Dalrymple found practically every yard of roadside to be littered with rubbish flapping in the wind like Buddhist prayer flags. What does it say about a culture when a country tips its rubbish anywhere it likes? Ranging from the poorer areas where he used to work to chewing gum and the behaviour of students and the educated, Dalrymple casts a witty and unsparing eye on modern life shared with others.