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    How to Be a Brit (READ) George Mikes ã 3 review You can keep a dog; but it is the cat who keeps people becasue cats find humans useful domestic animals Upped from 2 star to 3 star for that I've finished the book but with effort The author is one of those people who laugh at their own jokes He's so pleased with himself that this edition has three different prefaces all about the author and how successful his books are which to say all that is not very Britis

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    How to Be a Brit (READ) A classic of the genre funny and wit with a very clever humour An interesting and entertaining book on cultural d

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    How to Be a Brit (READ) This in a omniminibus comprisingHow to be an Alien 1946How to be Inimitable 1960How to be Decadent 1977Gentle humour from a Hungarian immigra

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    How to Be a Brit (READ) free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ã George Mikes George Mikes ã 3 review 35 I’ve been reading this for weeks off and on and only just realized that the cover deliberately says “Minibus” instead of “Omnibus” Anyway The three volumes vary a bit in uality see my individual reviews – How to Be an Alien 4 stars; How to Be Inimitable 3 stars; How to Be Decadent 35 stars – so overall it’s a 35 I enjoy boo

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    free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ã George Mikes How to Be a Brit (READ) George Mikes ã 3 review An Englishman even if he is alone forms an orderly ueue of one This uote says all there is to say about this book I say this book is uite enjoyable

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    How to Be a Brit (READ) I'm attracted to the Penguin classic design book and when I saw How To Be a Brit at the Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles it brought back memories of me going to used bookstores in London and finding old Penguin paperbacks from the 1940s That it has illustrations going through the entire book is an additi

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    summary How to Be a Brit How to Be a Brit (READ) George Mikes ã 3 review I read the book years ago than I like to admit in my undergrad days while living in Perugia and attending the Italian University for Foreign Students It was actually a gift from one of my professors a British don of decidedly 'old school' sens

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    free download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ã George Mikes George Mikes ã 3 review summary How to Be a Brit I got this as a funny gift from my British boyfriend because I think I'm British by default because I'm dating one It was not nearly funny as I hoped it would be

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    How to Be a Brit (READ) George Mikes ã 3 review I registered a book at BookCrossingcom

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    summary How to Be a Brit How to Be a Brit (READ) George Mikes ã 3 review A combination of three books by the same author an expatriate to the UK One written in the 40s one in the 60s one in the 70s But the humor has aged well Funny for anyone who's an anglophile or anyone who likes to make fun of people who are anglophiles

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UK view spoilerSome behaviours such as ueueing self deprecation view spoilerIt doesn t come easily to the British to jump up and down and applaud themselves on reality shows as it British to jump up and down and applaud themselves on reality shows as it Americans The British have to be coached urged and apparently rehearsed as bigging oneself up is just anathema to the British and considered really really bad manners and cringeworthy hide spoiler 35 I ve been reading this for weeks off and on and only just realized that the cover deliberately says Minibus instead of Omnibus Anyway The three volumes vary a bit in uality see my individual Reviews How To Be An How to Be an 4 stars How to Be Inimitable 3 stars How to Be Decadent 35 stars so I read the book ears ago than I like to admit in my undergrad days while living in Perugia and attending the Italian University for Foreign Students It was actually a gift from one of my professors a British don of decidedly old school sensibilities When he handed me Mikes little book Dr Tompkins Guinn informed me that although I was a frighteningly ignorant Yank he d decided I wasn t stupid Mikes guide to the uirks of British culture turned out to be the first step in a sustained campaign by my often tipsy Virgil to open my Midwestern mind to a much wider worldI don t know if Dr Tompkins Guinn ultimately judged his project a success but I ll always remember those months in Perugia My encounter with Mikes ears before I actually set foot on British soil was my first direct experience of that wonderful tradition of British humor that s every bit as dry as the gin martinis that I also learned to appreciate under kindly Dr T G s eccentric tutelageI suspect in some ways Mikes hasn t aged well Dr Tompkins Guinn certainly didn t But I d recommend the book heartily to anyone who harbors an abiding affection for the uirks and s that defined and sustained Britain as she emerged from the devastation of World War 2 and began to find her uncertain way in a new world in which the sun did indeed set on the Empire even if no one wanted to admit new world in which the sun did indeed set on the Empire even if no one wanted to admit A combination of three books by the same author an expatriate to the UK One written in the 40s one in the 60s one in the 70s But the humor has aged well Funny for anyone who s an anglophile or anyone who likes to make fun of people who are anglophile. It was for those who pervaded them It is said that a few of the latter actually failed to become indistinguishable from the genuine British article because they found it too tiresome to seek out three separate books a misfortune that need never again occur to anyon. Gela Kiss s How to be an alien in England which provides an eually interesting and sharply hilarious et updated look at the English character An Englishman even if he is alone forms an orderly ueue of one This uote says all there is to say about this book I say this book is uite enjoyable I got this as a funny gift from my British boyfriend because I think I m British by default because I m dating one It was not nearly funny as I hoped it would be You can keep a dog but it is the cat who keeps people becasue cats find humans useful domestic animals Upped from 2 star to 3 star for that I ve finished the book but with effort The author is one of those people who laugh at their own jokes He s so pleased with himself that this edition has three different prefaces all about the author and how successful his books are which to say all that is not very British at all I managed one and a half I didn t attempt the third one The ending is a letter from his publisher telling him what a great person he is so fun I can t say I found it either funny or enjoyable right up until nearly the end Perhaps the book is too dated although the English character remains much the same Or perhaps it is because I have recently read several books on the same subject that were uite a lot funnier and recentUnderstanding the British A hilarious guide from Apologising to Wimbledon wasn t that hilarious and was spoiled by the author Adam Fletcher s ire towards those who had voted for Brexit That s going to date the book so fast The other book Watching the That s going to date the book so fast The other book Watching the The Hidden Rules of English Behaviourby an anthropologist and sly humourist Kate Fox was really good The author captured far than either Mikes or Fletcher and wrote without the political undertones of either of those authorsThe last part of George Mikes book which wasn t even intended to be humorous was about how Britain or at least London Mikes seems To Have Euated London With The Whole Of Britain Through have euated London with the whole of Britain through book although those who live in the environs of Penzance Stornoway Belfast or even Ystrad Mynach are uite different Fletcher broadens his British to include those who live in other parts of England but still falls into the trap of presenting specifically English attitudes as common to the entirety of the. Enlarges the picture with How to be inimitable and How to be Decadent All three books were illustrated by the master of the cartoonists’ art the late Nicolas Bentley Here they are all in one volume which will make life much easier for today's would be Brits than.

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This in omniminibus comprisingHow to be an Alien 1946How to be Inimitable 1960How to be Decadent 1977Gentle humour from a Hungarian immigrant that inspired many others See my detailed review of How to be an Alien HERE I m attracted to the Penguin classic design book and when I saw How To Be a Brit at the Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles it brought back memories of me going to used bookstores in London and finding old Penguin paperbacks from the 1940s That it has illustrations going through the entire book is an additional plus I didn t buy it Two weeks later I saw it at a Tokyo bookstore that has an English language section and they had a stack of this title For sure the perfect book for the foreigner visiting another country Still I didn t buy it It wasn t until I got back from Japan that I went back to The Last Bookstore to locate this damn book I did and went to the library to get other titles by George MikesI have a fascination with books by foreigners writing about another culture Mikes originally came from Hungary and lived in London for most of his life In a sense he became British than the British and on top of that he knew there is a cultural difference between the British and everyone else Some of the commentaries are out of fashion but for me that s not a problem Even the subject matter is not that important to me What s important is Mikes language and his funny observations that border on being stereotyping but that s OK How To be a Brit is actually three short books put together How to be an Alien How to be Inimitable and How to be Decadent which sadly has no Sadian touches but with how the every day British treat themselves Nicolas Bentley s illustrations throughout the book are charming funny and a reminder of Robert Benchley s world In fact there are traces of Benchley in Mikes work Both are the absurd commenting on the everyday life of well people I registered a book at BookCrossingcom A classic of the funny and wit with a very clever humour An interesting and entertaining book on cultural diversity and British uniuenessHowever having being published decades ago it s a bit outdated and sometimes as an expat in London it makes me difficult to relate to itHighly recommended to be read along with An. George Mikes has written many successful books on a variety of interesting subjects but one so successful as those on the subject most central to his own experience his adopted country The first of these came out in 1946 the ever famous How to be an Alien Later he. ,
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