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Being British

Maureen Hughes, Kieran Hughes

Publisher: Pen & Sword History

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A smashing guide to the customs, history, and idiosyncrasies of Great Britain—from geography and landmarks to education, food, language, and royalty.   Being British is the perfect book for everyone who lives (or wishes they lived) in our wonderful country. Here the British will discover what they already suspected, and that is that many of the GREAT historical figures of all time were British, many of the GREATEST inventions were British, as well as many other patriotic facts. They will also be reminded of all great and unique customs and traditions inherent in our beautiful land, and probably learn of some they never knew existed too, as well as laughing at the things that only The British could do!  Being British is also an excellent companion for all tourists and new inhabitants who are struggling to come to terms with and understand the way in which we British live and conduct ourselves and our lives.  “As it gives a ‘once-over lightly’ introduction to ‘British’ culture, this volume will probably have wide appeal. Tourists and potential immigrants are likely to peruse it with great and earnest interest.” —NZ Crown Mines
Available since: 07/30/2017.
Print length: 160 pages.

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