www.socialscrutiny.org (DoSS) started life as an entry for a website competition - Channel 4's Comedy Circuit - which it went on to win in 2003.
After all the fuss died down, I began to host DoSS myself with regularly updated extra material. DoSS is now about 20 times the size of the original site and growing all the time. There are currently 0 story pages on the DoSS site and many more hidden away in dark recesses.
In July 2004, the site received a major overhaul with new features and sections styled "Britain: What A State", to tie-in with the Boxtree book of the same name - published in October 2005.
In July 2006, the site received a tech/design overhaul which will enable it to offer better accessibility and will streamline new page designs. The majority of the site is now laid out with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Negotiations between Sir Edward Bicycle and publishing house PanMacmillan in the UK have at last reached a satisfactory conclusion with an agreement to publish Britain: What A State in their Boxtree imprint in early October 2005. The title will be available in the UK, Canada and the rest of the Commonwealth.
The book will be about two-thirds new material, unpublished even by sources close to the Government, according to sources close to the Government.
It will be 192 pages in length, hardback, A5 and full colour throughout.
Now final pricing is confirmed, you can order from this url:
Britain: What A State
ISBN = 0752225987
"Thank God: a book that's both clever and funny.
Deserves a place on the lap of every comedy fan in Britain." Charlie Brooker
"If you wince at the word 'benchmark', this neat parody could be just the thing to cheer you up." Sunday Telegraph Magazine
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