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Living and Working in Britain [Kindle Edition]

David Hampshire
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Living and Working in Britain, first published in 1991 and now in its 8th edition, is the most comprehensive and accurate book available about daily life – and is essential reading for newcomers. What's it really like Living and Working in Britain? Not surprisingly, there's a lot more to life than castles, cricket and crumpets. This book is guaranteed to make your life in Britain easier and more enjoyable, irrespective of whether you're planning to stay for a few months or indefinitely. Adjusting to day-to-day-life in Britain just got a whole lot simpler!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4493 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Survival Books; 8th edition (5 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #769,133 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

David Hampshire was born in England and after serving in the Royal Air Force he was employed for many years in the computer industry, before taking up writing full-time in the '80s. His work has taken him around the world and he has lived and worked in many countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Panama, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and the USA. David is an authority on living, working, retiring and buying property abroad, and is the author, co-author or editor of over 20 titles, including the best-selling Living and Working in America, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, London, New Zealand, Spain and Switzerland. David lives in Bath, England with his partner Alexandria.
A complete list of David's books (sole author unless indicated) is shown below:
Buying a Home in Australia - co author
Buying a Home in France
Buying a Home in Italy
Buying a Home in Portugal
Buying a Home in Spain
Buying or Renting a Home in London - co-author
Buying or Renting a Home in Switzerland - co author
Buying Selling & Letting Property
Culture Wise America - co-author
Culture Wise Australia - co-author
Culture Wise England - co-author
Living and Working in America
Living and Working in Australia
Living and Working in Britain
Living and Working in Canada - co-author
Living and Working in France
Living and Working in London - co-author
Living and Working in New Zealand
Living and Working in Spain
Living and Working in Switzerland
Retiring in France
US Immigration Handbook - co-author

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the lot 6 Mar. 2012
Bought this book for a mate who's coming to work here with his family. Having looked at the alternatives, including 'official' stuff from the British Council (which is aimed mostly at overseas students), I was rather downhearted. Almost everything available was woefully out-of-date and many publications were aimed at people wanting to pass those rote-learning tests that grant citizenship. Bill Bryson's 'Notes from a small island' was fun, but nearly 20 years out of date. We've changed a lot in that time.

This particular book, however, is great: up-to-date, comprehensive and thoroughly practical. I learnt a bit too.

This is the must-have guide for any non-Brit coming to our sceptered isle.
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3.0 out of 5 stars living and working in britain 2 May 2012
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If anyone is considering or will be moving to Britain this is a very good book to read! Loads of information about most important things to consider. My only remark would be that on a similar book written for people moving to France includes a little more specific information on the different counties/areas...I would recommend this to be included, since specific information such as job prospects, good schools etc on each area (like Devon or cornwall)would be helps to decide or explore the advantages of moving to one area as opposed to another.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read before you move 22 Jun. 2013
By Anton
I was considering the possibility of moving to Great Britain quite for some time. And like many expats-to-be was idealizing the experience in my imagination. After reading this book I see things much more realistically, so I think I will consider other countries before making the final decision. It is great to have an opportunity to explore real life abroad before actually getting there and "Living and working in Britain" has helped me immensely. I'm eager to read other books from this series.
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By Jo
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When I moved to Britain in 2001, I bought the edition of this book available at the time and it was a brilliant resource. I bought it several months before moving, read through it all the way, and then after I'd moved used it as a reference book to use most days for the first 1-2 years. It contains valuable information that many a native Brit won't think of teaching you because it's all 'normal' to them.

Ever since buying that edition that I used so much and helped me no end, I've been buying every new updated edition of it only to gift it to people (planning on) moving to Britain and they all use it a lot – I know because some have come back thinking I lent them rather than gifted them the book and it always appears thoroughly used. It's a true treasure of information.
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