Three Lions, divine comedy and making Jews count: Baddiel and Skinner, then and now

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Jonathan C. P. Birch


To coincide with the 2022 FIFA World Cup, our review essay discusses new books by Frank Skinner and David Baddiel, two British comedians, writers and broadcasters well-known for their association with football tournaments (in song). Here we find them offering personal reflections on matters of faith and identity.

Reviewed works:
Frank Skinner, A Comedian’s Prayer Book (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2021), pp. 112, ISBN 978-1529368956.

David Baddiel, Jews Don’t Count: How Identity Politics Failed One Particular Identity (London: TLS Books, 2021), pp. 144, ISBN 978-0008399474.

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