I was going to suggest an Americanized version, but perhaps that could be a different book with the same basic story. I think it would be hard to do, since you know the places you are writing about so well.
I reccomended it to an English guy from Manchester we met yesterday. He and his wife were on holiday here in Maine. They were going snowshoeing, and we talked about the book.
The Transition Towns seem to be a neat thing in England. Could you write something about them, and how they save people from peak oil? They are already doing something about it. I believe the guy's name is Rob Hopkins. Here's a link to a youtube where he talks about peak oil and what the transition towns are doing to get ready for it:
He has some great things to say about peak oil and how they are getting ready for it. They have a monetary system starting and are figuring out a way to make it through this thing now. I love people like that. It seems like the UK has a lot of people who are peak oil aware.
Deep in the mud and slime of things, even there, something sings.