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How To Be A Brit George Mikes has written many successful books on a variety of interesting subjects, but one so successful as those on the subject most central to his own experience his adopted country The first of these came out inthe ever famous How to be an Alien Later he enlarges the picture with How to be inimitable and How to be Decadent All three books were illustrated by the master of the cartoonists art, the late Nicolas Bentley Here they are, all in one volume, which will make life much easier for today s would be Brits than it was for those who pervaded them It is said that a few of the latter actually failed to become indistinguishable from the genuine British article because they found it too tiresome to seek out three separate books a misfortune that need never again occur to anyone


10 thoughts on “How To Be A Brit

  1. says:

    Five stars for How to Be an Alien, which is early George Mikes But, after decades in London, late George Mikes got a bit cranky, devolving to two stars for the stuff he wrote in the 1980s when he was starting to sound a bit like White Van Man.


  2. says:

    A classic of the genre funny and wit with a very clever humour An interesting and entertaining book on cultural diversity and British uniqueness.However, having being published decades ago it s a bit outdated and sometimes, as an expat in London, it makes me difficult to relate to it.Highly recommended to be read along with Angela Kiss s How to be an alien in England , which provides an equally interesting and sharply hilarious, yet updated lo


  3. says:

    3.5 I ve been reading this for weeks off and on and only just realized that the cover deliberately says Minibus instead of Omnibus Anyway The three volumes vary a bit in quality see my individual reviews How to Be an Alien 4 stars How to Be Inimitable 3 stars How to Be Decadent 3.5 stars so overall it s a 3.5 I enjoy books like this that give a wry and loving look at one s adopted country I bought this and various other books with thevoucher I


  4. says:

    An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one This quote says all there is to say about this book I say this book is quite enjoyable.


  5. says:

    I m attracted to the Penguin classic design book and when I saw How To Be a Brit at the Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles, it brought back memories of me going to used bookstores in London and finding old Penguin paperbacks from the 1940s That it has illustrations going through the entire book is an additional plus I didn t buy it Two weeks later I saw it at a Tokyo bookstore that has an English language section, and they had a stack of this


  6. says:

    I read the bookyears ago than I like to admit, in my undergrad days while living in Perugia and attending the Italian University for Foreign Students It was actually a gift from one of my professors, a British don of decidedly old school sensibilities When he handed me Mikes little book Dr Tompkins Guinn informed me that, although I was a frighteningly ignorant Yank he d decided I wasn t stupid Mikes guide to the quirks of British culture turned o


  7. says:

    I got this as a funny gift from my British boyfriend because I think I m British by default because I m dating one It was not nearly funny as I hoped it would be.


  8. says:

    I registered a book at BookCrossing.com I registered a book at BookCrossing.com


  9. says:

    A combination of three books by the same author, an expatriate to the UK One written in the 40s, one in the 60s, one in the 70s But the humor has aged well Funny for anyone who s an anglophile or anyone who likes to make fun of people who are anglophiles.


  10. says:

    3xW Witty, Wise, Worth reading Even though I dare to say that it s easier to comprehend for all foreigners than for Englishmen with sense of hu


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