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Watching the English - Kate Fox

9781857885088
Title
Watching the English - the hidden rules of English behaviour
Author
Kate Fox
format
Paperback / softback
Type
BOOK
Publisher
Nicholas Brealey America
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20080402

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A runaway bestseller in the UK, Watching the English is now available in the U.S. for the first time! Witty and wise, Kate Fox reveals the quirks, habits, and foibles of the English people. Putting the national character under her microscope, Fox explores this strange and fascinating culture, governed by a complex set of unspoken rules and a bizarre code of conduct. Through anthropological analysis and a series of unorthodox experiments (often using herself as a reluctant guinea-pig), Fox discovers what these unwritten codes tell us about Englishness: the rules of weather-speak, the ironic-gnome rule, the reflex apology rule, the paranoid-pantomime rule, class anxiety tests, and the money-talk taboo, among others. Watching the English is a biting, affectionate, insightful, and often hilarious look at English society.

Edition
1st US Edition
Keyword Index
National characteristics, English.|England - Social life and customs - 21st century.
Country of Publication
Massachusetts
Number of Pages
440