How to be an Alien in England : A Guide to the English, Paperback Book

How to be an Alien in England : A Guide to the English Paperback



In England everything is typical. If your train is late, it is typical. If there are no seats on the upper deck of a bus, it is typical.

If it starts to rain at five o'clock just before you leave work, it is typical.' 'The English do not like to be wished "Have a nice day," because to them it sounds like a command.

They think, Who the hell do you think you are to order me to have a nice day?' Ten years ago, Angela Kiss arrived in the UK without a word of English.

All she brought with her was a small bag, a sense of adventure, a desire to work and a copy of George Mikes' classic 1940s' humour book about the peculiarities of the British, How to be an Alien.

Through every dodgy flat share, low-paid waitressing job, awkward date and office mishap, Angela held tight to George's wit and wisdom.

With his help she began to understand how to live amongst the English - with their eccentricity, spirit and singing train drivers - and fell in love with a land rich in green spaces, pubs and puddings.

A wry, often affectionate view on the English, and how to navigate our national personality.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200 pages, 20
  • Publisher: September Publishing
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  • Category: Humour
  • ISBN: 9781910463215



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