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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Self praising and dull. Little more then lists of 'dos and don'ts' lifted straight from etiquette quide books, will be read and enjoyed by those who can feel superior checking against them. Congratulations to all those who do eat their peas with thier forks turned down, but I don't know if this really qualifies as social anthropological insights and you can all save time and money by going to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-U. 

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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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