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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, 21 Aug 2009
This review is from: A Field Guide to the English (Paperback)
An English friend who's also lived in Spain for 40 years told me this book was hilarious so I bought it. A complete waste of money and time; all the clichés about the English are trotted out, but without the humour that makes them at least palatable. What is it about the royal family and MPs that makes her think she can ridicule them? As to 'the English' I've just spent 10 days with friends in London and family in Norfolk and found everyone working in restaurants, shops, museums, public transport etc. unfailingly courteous and helpful. Out and about I found people in general happy to chat and exchange views, much more so than 40 years ago when I left the UK. I didn't see anyone drunk or offensive, but then I didn't go to places at the times when this type of person brawls and knives others, I avoid them in Spain too, like most sensible people. I think the writer should go back to her home country and take a long hard look at her peers there who are in equivalent positions, or even better, read an equally stupid book written by a Brit about them.
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