George Mikes was a young Hungarian journalist who came over to the UK in the late 1930's and stayed. This 90 page book amusingly, and pretty accurately, depicts the British character and the obstacles to any foreigner hoping to become integrated into the upper echelons of society. Mikes's English is quite superb and his observations beautifuly made. The drawings by Nicholas Bentley just add to the few hours happy diversion this book brings. Of course, the book is of its time, but references to the Bloomsbury Set, the police driving blue Wolesey's, and to the British film industry, just add to its charm.