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How To Be An Alien In England

Author : Angela Kiss
ISBN : 1910463213
Genre : England
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In 1946 George Mikes not particularly gentle parody of the British How to be an Alien. It swiftly became a bestseller and has stayed in print ever since. In 2008, as Angela moved from one linguistic misunderstanding to another, she kept George's slim volume of wisdom by her side. Its observations enlightened and guided her through the early years of life in the UK. This is her tribute - Mikes for the 21st century - England described through the eyes of a hopelessly romantic, hard-working, fast learning young European in the UK.
Category: England

How To Be An Alien

Author : George Mikes
ISBN : 9780141930442
Genre : Humor
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George Mikes says, 'the English have no soul; they have the understatement instead.' But they do have a sense of humour - they provide it by buying over three hundred thousand copies of a book that took them quietly and completely apart, a book that really took the Mikes out of them.
Category: Humor

The Huguenots In England

Author : B. J. Cottret
ISBN : 0521333881
Genre : History
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This is a much-revised version of Professor Cottret's acclaimed study of the Huguenot communities in England, first published in French by Aubier in 1985. The Huguenots in England presents a detailed, sympathetic assessment of one of the great migrations of early modern Europe, examining the social origins, aspirations and eventual destiny of the refugees, and their responses to their new-found home, a Protestant terre d'exil. Bernard Cottret shows how for the poor weavers, carders and craftsmen who constituted the majority of the exiles the experience of religious persecution was at once personal calamity, disruptive of home and family, and heaven-sent economic opportunity, which many were quick to exploit. The individual testimonies contained in consistory registers contain a wealth of personal narrative, reflection and reaction, enabling Professor Cottret to build a fully rounded picture of the Huguenot experience in early modern England. In an extended afterword Professor Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie considers the Huguenot phenomenon in the wider context of the contrasting British and French attitudes to religious minorities in the early modern period.
Category: History