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The English and Their Country

Original author Thomas Burke
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Imperial War Museum, London, United Kingdom
Published: 14th Oct 2016
Dimensions: w 103mm h 181mm d 13mm
Weight: 125g
ISBN-10: 1904897487
ISBN-13: 9781904897484
Barcode No: 9781904897484
'The English have for centuries been a puzzle to the people of other countries', explains this guide produced for overseas forces stationed in England during the Second World War. The English and Their Country attempts to solve this puzzle, providing an account of English characteristics for confused guests. Including everything from a description of England's geography and climate, to an explanation of the English class system and the Englishman's 'reserved', 'sensitive' and 'shy' behaviour, this book is a lighthearted and amusing take on English life and customs.

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"This pamphlet, first written in 1944 and republished by the Imperial War Museum, shows how American newcomers were inducted into the weird and wonderful ways of the English with an official guide. Among the tips in the leaflet include advice on overcoming their reserve, unleashing their inner romantic poet and even an explanation of why they are so obsessed with the weather."-- "Daily Telegraph"