Brexit Books 2019 – Top 10 List

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Are you looking for a Brexit Book in 2019? It may be for yourself, as a gift for a friend, co-worker or even a family member? Whatever the reason is, we’ve compiled a top 10 list of Brexit books which are available to purchase right now!

As stated, these could be ideal as a stocking filler, secret santa, birthday gift, christmas present and so on. This list is in “no particular order” and all information was correct at the time of publication.

What is Brexit?

The term ‘Brexit’ refers to the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union. A national referendum in the UK was held on 23rd June 2016 in which 51.9% of those voting supported leaving the EU. The ‘remain’ vote to stay in the European Union was 48.1%. The overall referendum turnout was 71.8%, with more than 30 million people voting.

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The Story of Brexit

Whether Brexit makes you laugh or cry, Ladybird’s The Story of Brexit will just make you laugh.

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.


ALL OUT WAR: The Full Story of Brexit

The only book to tell the full story of how and why Britain voted to leave the EU. This is the acclaimed inside story of the EU referendum in 2016 that takes you behind the scenes of the most extraordinary episode in British politics since the Second World War.

With unparalleled access to all key players, this is a story of calculation, attempted coups and people torn between principles and loyalty. It is a book about our leaders and their closest aides, the decisions they make, how and why they make them and how they feel when they turn out to be so wrong.


The Festival of Brexit

Over 100 prime cuts from the cult Twitter phenomenon, McFadden’s Cold War: the first book from the subversive genius satirizing the absurdity of our time.

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Vladimir Putin, Steve McFadden and Nigel Farage went on a fishing trip? Or, if Shane Richie performed karaoke on the bed of a 1980s hotel room as the pope pops to the loo and Trump looks on contemplatively whilst soaking up the music? Well you don’t have to, as the parodying master that is Cold War Steve has done it for you.


Short History of Brexit

After all the debates, manoeuvrings, recriminations and exaltations, Brexit is upon us. But, as Kevin O’Rourke writes, Brexit did not emerge out of nowhere: it is the culmination of events that have been under way for decades and have historical roots stretching back well beyond that. Brexit has a history.

O’Rourke, one of the leading economic historians of his generation, explains not only how British attitudes to Europe have evolved, but also how the EU’s history explains why it operates as it does today – and how that history has shaped the ways in which it has responded to Brexit.


Penguin Book of Brexit Cartoons

Not for many years has there been such a divisive issue as Brexit, and like all divisive issues it has provided a bonanza for cartoonists. This generous selection of pocket cartoons captures the sheer bewilderment and exasperation which have bedevilled us all since the referendum.

Some of the cartoons favour one side or the other, but most celebrate (or at least commemorate) a period of unique bafflement. With the emphasis much more on ordinary people than on the politicians, The Penguin Book of Brexit Cartoons will bring together at Christmas-time even the most riven families.


Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain

In exploring the answers to the question: ‘why did Britain vote leave?’, Fintan O’Toole finds himself discovering how trivial journalistic lies became far from trivial national obsessions; how the pose of indifference to truth and historical fact has come to define the style of an entire political elite; how a country that once had colonies is redefining itself as an oppressed nation requiring liberation; the strange gastronomic and political significance of prawn-flavoured crisps, and their role in the rise of Boris Johnson.

The dreams of revolutionary deregulation and privatisation that drive Arron Banks, Nigel Farrage and Jacob Rees-Mogg; and the silent rise of English nationalism, the force that dare not speak its name.


Brexshit Book

This is the book for the 16 Million of us that woke up the day after the night before the EU referendum to find our Euro dreams in tatters. This is a book about leaving when you really wanted to stay. This is a book about having to deal with the consequences of someone else’s decision. This is a book that will lead you mindfully (and not without some good hearted political mockery) down the path of acceptance into the cold hard Brexit dawn.

Through a series of therapeutic exercises we will overcome our depression and grief around the EU referendum result and walk tall post Brexit.


Alice in Brexitland

Lying on a riverbank on a lazy summer’s afternoon – 23rd June 2016, to be precise – Alice spots a flustered-looking white rabbit called Dave calling for a referendum. Following him down a rabbit-hole, she emerges into a strange new land, where up is down, black is white, experts are fools and fools are experts…

She meets such characters as the Corbynpillar, who sits on a toadstool smoking his hookah and being no help to anyone; Humpty Trumpty, perched on a wall he wants the Mexicans to pay for; the Cheshire Twat, who likes to disappear leaving only his grin, a pint, and the smell of scotch eggs remaining; and the terrifying Queen of Heartlessness, who’ll take off your head if you dare question her plan for Brexit. Will Alice ever be able to find anyone who speaks sense?


Brexit - What the Hell Happens Now

The only book you need on Britain’s biggest political issue. Find out how Brexit will affect Britain – and what will happen if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal.

Based on interviews with experts in the law, trade and politics. Ian Dunt is editor of politics.co.uk. He specialises in issues around immigration, civil liberties and social justice and appears regularly as a pundit on BBC TV, Sky News and Al-Jazeera.


Fall Out: A Year of Political Mayhem

This is the unmissable inside story of the most dramatic general election campaign in modern history and Theresa May’s battle for a Brexit deal – the greatest challenge for a prime minister since the Second World War.

Fall Out tells of how a leader famed for her caution battled her bitterly divided cabinet at home while facing duplicitous Brussels bureaucrats abroad. Of how she then took the biggest gamble of her career to strengthen her position – and promptly blew it. It is also a tale of treachery where – in the hour of her greatest weakness – one by one, May’s colleagues began to plot against her.


A Brexit Survival Guide for Remain Voters

Now that Article 50 has been triggered, many Remain voters are wondering how they are going to survive the impending shit storm that is Brexit. The resistance must start somewhere, but to resist you must first survive!

This book offers an amusing ten point guide to ‘surviving brexit’. Along with wonderful illustrations and some dry British humour, this book presents some dynamic and at times outlandish solutions to the British exit from the EU.

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