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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Read, 20 Dec 2012
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Mrs. K. L. Nunn "Kitty" (Milton Keynes Bucks UK) - See all my reviews
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This is a great little book to dip into, however I found once I had started to read the very short chapters I just had to go onto the next and the next. It is amusing and self deprecating in a typically English way. Wonderful stocking filler, I intend to mail it to friends and relatives abroad.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommendable, 5 Dec 2012
I am from Asia and have visited England many times before. Whenever I stay in the country I find its culture is curious, attractive and interesting, but it sometimes makes me puzzled too as the culture is too deep and complex for a foreigner like me to understand in full. This book, however, is very informative with lots of new(or niche) stories and gives me a clue to know what real Englishness is. Full of wit and humour, it's simply pleasurable to read section by section and even can be very good for language learning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For chaps and chapesses, 9 April 2014
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T. Bently "tbently" (Berkshire, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 102 English Things to Do (Paperback)
This guide is pitched half-way between a guide for overseas visitors and a fun tome for anyone. The only draw-back is that Alex Quick is just a little (dare I say...) middle aged and out of date.
There's hardly any mention of new technology (perhaps it isn't English) and people these days are more likely to go to a car boot sale than a church jumble.
Does everyone in England still long to sing Jerusalem and recite Invictus? Probably not but the tone of the book is irresistible, bright and breezy.
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102 English Things to Do by Alex Quick (Paperback - 2 July 2013)
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