October 14th, 2008

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October Books 9) The English

9) The English: A Portrait of a People, by Jeremy Paxman

As you would hope from the author, this is a witty, erudite, but very readable book about the English. Anyone who has contact with English people on a regular basis should read it. It is written, of course mainly for them, but we who observe them at close quarters will be amused and perhaps enlightened by Paxman's analysis of his own people.

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Anyway, that's what I thought. I hope none of you English people reading this are offended - I like most of you and I love some of you!