Top positive review
Entertaining and honest
on 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.