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Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time Hardcover – October 1, 2013
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accurate insight into the British psyche. At least, I identified with it, so I'm taking this book as indication that it's not just me who would consider getting off a bus too early (having rung the bell in error) or apologising to someone who's bashed my ankle with their supermarket trolley.
On a minor note, I was disappointed that a major publisher would allow a book to be distributed with easy-to-catch typos. Perhaps Hachette could invest more of their ample resources in quality control and less in public scuffles with Amazon.
Some of the points mentioned the British are well known for and something they are teased about – particularly the weather. Other points really aren’t British social quirks but can be observed in many other nationalities as well. Like tripping over and apologising to the person helping you up for instance.
With large font, lots of spacing and a desire to entertain this is a very breezy read and a great gift idea. Good for tormenting the Briton in your midst or for a Briton giving it to another person not blessed/afflicted with an British birth certificate.
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I bought this book as a gift for a colleague from England, and she LOVED it. After reading it, she went out and bought it for several of her friends "back home". Read morePublished 2 months ago by Traci G.
When I was on holiday in Scotland, I would have the TV on in the background in my room at the end of the day and it was either the TV version they made of this or 8 out of 10 Cats... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sheila Spaulding
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LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book, it is a very entertaining book, a fun read, I fell in love with this book the minute I opened it.Published 6 months ago by Toni-Ann Ferrazza
One of the funniest books on "Britishness" I've ever read.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Funny, well written, and a joy to read. If you like british culture in general, you will laugh out loud. Really enjoyed it.Published 9 months ago by Larissa Brito
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