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The English: A Portrait of a Book,
This review is from: The English. A Portrait of a People (Paperback)
I started reading this book over someone's shoulder on the tube. It was so good I had to admit to what I was doing and ask him what the book was called.
Overall I enjoyed reading this book - although some chapters proved far more interesting than others. The chapter on weather for example was far more interesting than the attitudes to sex. I think this was because Paxman used some of his own creativity and characteristic flippance in writing this chapter, rather than rely on the views of others.
I really enjoyed reading this book - but my girlfriend tried reading it after me and couldn't get into it at all.