Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour

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Nicholas Brealey Publishing, Apr 2, 2008 - Social Science - 440 pages
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Witty and wise, Fox explores a culture governed by unspoken rules and a bizarre code of conduct.

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A wonderful, humourous introduction to life in England. - Goodreads
I found this book exceptionally difficult to read. - Goodreads
But it's a great book, well-researched and detailed. - Goodreads
Research material :) - Goodreads
A page turner academic non-fiction novel-textbook. - Goodreads
I'll keep it on my shelves for reference. - Goodreads

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Why can't all 'science for the layman' be this good? Kate Fox must be part Na'vi. This anthropologist Sees folks when she looks at them. But being a social scientist, simply observing isn't good ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eleblack - Goodreads

interesting, yeah, and helpful of course, but as useful as it might be, there's TMI! Its being overdetailed makes it boring and diminishes the degree of attention it can possibly receive by a non-English reader Read full review

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Kate Fox, a social anthropologist, is co-director of the Social Issues Research Center in Oxford. She is the author of Watching the English and Passport to the Pub.

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