Meet the English (Paperback)

By Ian Bowie

Veloce Publishing, 9781845843625, 60pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2011

List Price: 11.95*
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Description

Meet the English is a light-hearted look at some of the history, customs, traditions, people, and places that help make England England, and the English so very … well, English! It will help visitors to begin to appreciate, if not fully understand, this unique country and its people. Each page of the book features a section entitled ‘Metaphorically Speaking’ – a testimony to the English love of metaphors, which can often cause confusion if English is not your native language. These sections explore some of the many unusual metaphors a visitor might hear, and offer helpful advice on when to use them. Featuring humorous illustrations throughout, this is a hilarious and informative read for all nationalities.



About the Author

An enthusiastic ambassador for all things British, Ian has spent over 20 years working with international business executives to improve their spoken English and knowledge of the nuances and intricacies of British culture. Having lived overseas for more than half his life, Ian has gained a deep insight into how foreign visitors perceive Britain -- and the English in particular -- and what interests them most about our island.