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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 15 October 2017
Kate Fox explores what it means to 'be English' in an entertaining and accessible way. It's an engaging academic account of social attitudes and rules, presented for the lay reader. It's funny, filled with insight and challenges many day to day situations. Why do English people queue? What happens when socially accepted norms and boundaries are crossed?To what extent is individuality subsumed by an apparent desire to conform to particular rules?

This is a wonderful book, where day to day behaviours are challenged in a structured and relatable way. Entertaining and honest.
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on 27 June 2017
Excellent second edition (I have both) updated to include how the internet and mobile technology, among other things, have impacted British life.

Kate maintains her love/hate relationship with her fellow Albions, freely venting her frustrations with our quirks and oddities with lashing of humour and sharp insights.

Recommended for natives and foreigners alike!
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on 15 May 2016
Entertaining, but I am not sure all of it is true.
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on 21 July 2017
Irresistible, entertaining, amusing, fascinating read. Get a different understanding and notice patterns in everyday human / cultural interactions.
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on 18 October 2017
If you know any non-English living in the UK you should buy them this book (and let them have it after reading it yourself)
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on 4 December 2016
Hilarious book, a great read for a commute or a flight.
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on 2 February 2016
Awesome! Entertaining and addictive. You won't be able to put it down. Audio version has excellent reader.
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on 20 June 2017
Dry in parts. Could have been much more condensed. And if she name-dropped her father's research once, she did it a thousand times!
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on 6 April 2017
Not as good as George Mikes' much more concise classic, How To Be A Brit!
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on 12 May 2017
excellent, riveting and funny read. thank you
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