How to be an Alien: A Handbook for Beginners and Advanced Pupils

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Penguin Books Limited, Jul 26, 1973 - Humor - 96 pages
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George Mikes says, 'the English have no soul; they have the understatement instead.' But they do have a sense of humour - they provide it by buying over three hundred thousand copies of a book that took them quietly and completely apart, a book that really took the Mikes out of them.

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User Review  - harukaA - LibraryThing

I like this book because this book is interesting. But if I say this way,the writer will not be happy. Probably, he makes fool of us. But I can't help loving him. Read full review

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User Review  - hideakik - LibraryThing

This book is about British people. The cover says "the funniest book you will read about English!" This book shows the facts about British people, and we can know about them. Read full review

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About the author (1973)

George Mikes (pronounced 'me-cash'), was born in Hungary 1912. In 1938 he moved to London to become the correspondent for a Hungarian newspaper, and then he never left. A keen observer of the behaviour and misbehaviour of foreigners and natives in Britain, he is frequently cited by later authors including Kate Fox and Jeremy Paxman. He died in London in 1987.

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