Since I'm not an Englishman, but I have many Englsh friends, gentlemen, of course, I recognice everything, as well the English, as the Swedish gentleman. And my two(!) black labradors ! There is only one thing that's wrong with this book. It's to short, I have to ration the reading, no more than two chapters each night, because it's a book you don't want to finish! Very funny, and lot's of understatements! Buy it, you will not regret it! Doc
I had a copy of this years ago and remembered it fondly (after having lent it out and not had it returned). Replaced and read again it lived up to the memory and is I believe a true classic recording, wittily and so true, the ways of a certain 'osaurs generation that is now, thankfully perhaps, all but extinct. It is not a book of 'how to be' more a study of particular and peculiar habits and behaviours; nobody should really want to be anything very much like the creature portrayed and concern for self-improvement, manners, etiquette or 'getting-on' play little part in the ways the beasts in question perform.
What ho Well how do English Gentleman act on holiday? Well try reading this book first, It will help you in what to pack and how to act. This is the 2nd book that I have read written by Douglas Sutherland, Like all of Sutherland's book it is fun and light to read. Pack it with the beach ball and sun tan oil. Good read
This almost pocket size book provides a tongue in cheek insight to the life of the upper class English gent. It isn't a book you would read from cover to cover but makes a great coffee table book that will make you laugh out loud. I purchased it as a gift and both the recipient and I were very pleased with it.