A comprehensive ready-reckoner to the customs and etiquette of England Keat's "Green and pleasant land", and still considered the "mother country" in fact or in spirit by many others in the rest of the world - continues to resist complete integration in the New Europe. Known for their individualism, sense of fair play and common sense, indiosyncrasies, anarchic tendency, humour and creative genius, the English continue to attract the interest of the outside world. Contents: Land & People (including Gaelic & Celtic, English characteristics, British or English?); Royalty & Class (including class structur, 'chattering' classes and the 'neauveaux riches'); Honours and Money (including the Queen's 'Birthday List'); Politics & Sex; Food & Entertaining (including eating out, tipping and service); The Pub; What to Wear; The Season (including the Chelsea Flower Show); Personal Relationships; Doing Business; The Language (including 'cricketing English'); Transatlantic Vocabulary; Facts About England; Index.
About the Author
Peter Hobday has had an extensive career in journalism and broadcasting, including 15 years as presenter on 'Today', the BBC's flagship current affairs and news radio programme. More recently, he is highly regarded as a conference speaker and freelance broadcaster