on 1 September 2014
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 London 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.