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How To Be A Brit

Author : George Mikes
ISBN : 9780141927015
Genre : Humor
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The indispensable manual for everyone who longs to attain True Britishness George Mikes's perceptive best-seller provides a complete guide to the British Way of Life. Having been born in Hungary, he eventually spent more than forty years in the field, and the fruits of his labour include insights on important topics including the weather, how to be rude and how to panic quietly. Loved by readers and authors alike, How to Be a Brit contains Mikes's three major works -- How to be an Alien, How to be Inimitable and How to be Decadent. If you're British, you'll love it; if you're a foreigner, you'll appreciate it. How to plan a town: "Street names should be painted clearly and distinctly on large boards. Then hide these boards carefully." Queuing: "An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one." Sex: "Continental people have sex lives: the English have hot water bottles."

Leaves On The Line

Author : Simon Toseland
ISBN : 9781909815162
Genre : Humor
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In every walk of life, from relationships, to work, to politics, sport and the news, our everyday use of English harbours duplicities of meaning. We say 'I'm sorry' when we mean 'absolute nonsense', and write 'Yours faithfully' when we're thinking 'Sod you!' Jealousy, rage, love, affection we're equally good at disguising them all. Leaves on the Line compiles this secret language this 'double English' in a hilarious and forthright volume exposing the doublespeak of the British language. For the first time, everyday terms which we casually deploy to loved ones and total strangers, and have been thrown at us from the radio or TV will be 'glossed' (yes, we really mean 'stripped') to reveal the unadorned, raw truth below. The book will be over 200 hilarious phrases of common doublespeak and will be essential reading for everyone from puzzled foreigners to young people to whom the dark art of linguistic dissembling are not yet second nature. The book includes phrases and the truths behind them, such as: Transport: This service is delayed because of leaves on the track...' Social: I'm not being racist but...' Weather: 'Nice weather we're having...' Sport: We're taking each game as it comes...' Relationships: I've never met anyone like you before...' Polititcs: Spending on health has increased in real terms, year on year, since we were elected...'

The Politically Incorrect Guide To The British Empire

Author : H. W. Crocker, III
ISBN : 9781596982833
Genre : Political Science
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The British Empire, ”the biggest empire in history”once ruled a quarter of the globe. It was built by an incredible array of swashbuckling soldiers and sailors, pirates and adventurers who finally get their due in H. W. Crocker III's panoramic and provocative view of four hundred years of history that will delight and amuse, educate and entertain. Strap on your pith helmet for a rollicking ride through some of history's most colorful events. Bet your teacher never told you: The Founding Fathers didn't rebel against British imperialism; they looked forward to the transfer of the great seat of Empire to America. The original Norman English invasion of Ireland was approved by the pope. Sir Charles Napier, commander in chief of the British Army in India, abolished the Hindu custom of widow-burning. Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer's hearts and minds counter- insurgency strategy was instrumental in defeating the Communists in Malaya. The breakup of the British Empire led Winston Churchill to conclude that he had achieved nothing in his life.

Classic British Car Electrical Systems

Author : Rick Astley
ISBN : 9781845842154
Genre : Transportation
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This book covers British car electrical systems from 1950 to 1980. Particular emphasis is placed on the Lucas, Smith and SU components that were ubiquitous in British cars of the period. Each major system is given its own chapter, providing theory, component parts and full system operating explanations. Modifications are suggested for those wishing to bring performance and reliability up to more modern standards. Fault-finding charts, cross referenced to the appropriate pages in the book, are provided throughout.

The British Classic Bike Guide

Author : Frank Westworth
ISBN : 1859604269
Genre : Transportation
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This expert handbook delivers comprehensive information and essential advice on buying the best bike at the best price. From the greats like BSA, Norton and Triumph to the other minor classics, this volume recounts the history of each marque, the evolution and construction of the machine and its power plant, the pros and cons of ownership, and so much more.

Watching The English Second Edition

Author : Kate Fox
ISBN : 9781857889178
Genre : Travel
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The international hit returns with even more wit and insight into the hidden rules that make England English.

How To Be An Alien

Author : George Mikes
ISBN : 0582416868
Genre : English language
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George Mikes describes the strange things the English do and say.

Classic British Steam Locomotives

Author : Peter Herring
ISBN : 1780191634
Genre : Transportation
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This text provides an illustrated history of British steam locomotives. The author reveals how these examples figured in the evolution of steam power, how they were used and what happened to them subsequent to decommissioning in the late 60s.

A Month In The Country

Author : J.L. Carr
ISBN : 9781590176832
Genre : Fiction
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In J. L. Carr’s deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter’s depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.

Mary Berry S Baking Bible

Author : Mary Berry
ISBN : 9781448140374
Genre : Cooking
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This definitive collection from the undisputed queen of cakes brings together all of Mary Berry's most mouth-watering baking recipes in a beautifully packaged edition. Filled with 250 foolproof recipes, from the classic Victoria Sponge, Very Best Chocolate Cake and Hazelnut Meringue Cake to tempting muffins, scones and bread and butter pudding, this is the most comprehensive baking cookbook you'll ever need. Mary's easy-to-follow instructions and handy tips make it ideal for kitchen novices and more experienced cooks alike, and full-colour photographs and beautiful illustrations will guide you smoothly to baking success. Drawing on her years of experience to create recipes for cakes, breads and desserts, Mary Berry's Baking Bible will prove to be a timeless classic.

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