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The Dutch - Xenophobe Guide

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by Bolt, Rodney
The Dutch, in the Xenophobe guide series; consisting of a range of pocket-sized guides which take a humorous and irreverent approach to a wide range of world cultures. Each guide explores the characteristics of a country’s people in a series of dedicated sections, encompassing nationalism and identity, behaviour, manners, character, obsessions, beliefs and values, leisure and pleasure, culture, custom and t...
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The English - Xenophobe Guide

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by Antony Miall
Xenophobe’s Guide to the English is a pocket-size guide that takes a frank and funny look at what makes the English English. “People will leave a step between themselves and the next person on an escalator even when it’s crowded.” Xenophobe’s guides attempt to forewarn readers of the main stereotypes and foibles that are associated with individual nationalities. Each guide explores the characteristics...
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The French - Xenophobe Guide

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by Yapp, Nick
Xenophobe’s Guide to the French is a pocket-size guide that takes a frank and funny look at what makes the French French. “In conversation, French hands are never still. They display the state of mind, heart and soul of the parties involved.” Xenophobe’s guides attempt to forewarn readers of the main stereotypes and foibles that are associated with individual nationalities. Each guide explores the charact...
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The Swedes - Xenophobe Guide

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by Berlin, Peter
The Swedes, in the Xenophobe guide series; consisting of a range of pocket-sized guides which take a humorous and irreverent approach to a wide range of world cultures. Each guide explores the characteristics of a country’s people in a series of dedicated sections, encompassing nationalism and identity, behaviour, manners, character, obsessions, beliefs and values, leisure and pleasure, culture, custom and ...
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The Irish - Xenophobe Guide

by McNally, Frank
Xenophobe’s Guide to the Irish is a pocket-size guide that takes a frank and funny look at what makes the Irish Irish. “Writers occupy a powerful position in Irish society: the wall of the local pub, to be exact.” Xenophobe’s guides attempt to forewarn readers of the main stereotypes and foibles that are associated with individual nationalities. Each guide explores the characteristics of a country’s p...
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The Italians - Xenophobe Guide

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by Solly, Martin
Xenophobe’s Guide to the Italians is a pocket-size guide that takes a frank and funny look at what makes the Italians Italian. “Punctuality is only relatively important in Italy and the time is often treated as an approximate.” Xenophobe’s guides attempt to forewarn readers of the main stereotypes and foibles that are associated with individual nationalities. Each guide explores the characteristics of...
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The Greeks - Xenophobe Guide

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by Fiada, Alexandra
The Greeks, in the Xenophobe guide series; consisting of a range of pocket-sized guides which take a humorous and irreverent approach to a wide range of world cultures. Each guide explores the characteristics of a country’s people in a series of dedicated sections, encompassing nationalism and identity, behaviour, manners, character, obsessions, beliefs and values, leisure and pleasure, culture, custom and ...
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The Swiss - Xenophobe Guide

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by Bilton, Paul N.
The Swiss, in the Xenophobe guide series; consisting of a range of pocket-sized guides which take a humorous and irreverent approach to a wide range of world cultures. Each guide explores the characteristics of a country’s people in a series of dedicated sections, encompassing nationalism and identity, behaviour, manners, character, obsessions, beliefs and values, leisure and pleasure, culture, custom and t...
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The Belgians - Xenophobe Guide

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by Mason, Anthony
The Belgians, in the Xenophobe guide series; consisting of a range of pocket-sized guides which take a humorous and irreverent approach to a wide range of world cultures. Each guide explores the characteristics of a country’s people in a series of dedicated sections, encompassing nationalism and identity, behaviour, manners, character, obsessions, beliefs and values, leisure and pleasure, culture, custom an...
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The Finns - Xenophobe Guide

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by Moles, Tarja
The Finns, in the Xenophobe guide series; consisting of a range of pocket-sized guides which take a humorous and irreverent approach to a wide range of world cultures. Each guide explores the characteristics of a country’s people in a series of dedicated sections, encompassing nationalism and identity, behaviour, manners, character, obsessions, beliefs and values, leisure and pleasure, culture, custom and t...
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The Icelanders - Xenophobe Guide

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by Sale, Richard
The Icealnders, in the Xenophobe guide series; consisting of a range of pocket-sized guides which take a humorous and irreverent approach to a wide range of world cultures. Each guide explores the characteristics of a country’s people in a series of dedicated sections, encompassing nationalism and identity, behaviour, manners, character, obsessions, beliefs and values, leisure and pleasure, culture, custom ...
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The Japanese - Xenophobe Guide

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by Kaji, Sahoko
Xenophobe’s Guide to the Japanese is a pocket-size guide that takes a frank and funny look at what makes the Japanese Japanese. “Whatever sport you play, you must look the part. If you go cycling, you must have the full kit, as worn by the winner of the Tour de France.” Xenophobe’s guides attempt to forewarn readers of the main stereotypes and foibles that are associated with individual nationalities....
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The Austrians - Xenophobe Guide

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by James, Louis
The Austrians, in the Xenophobe guide series; consisting of a range of pocket-sized guides which take a humorous and irreverent approach to a wide range of world cultures. Each guide explores the characteristics of a country’s people in a series of dedicated sections, encompassing nationalism and identity, behaviour, manners, character, obsessions, beliefs and values, leisure and pleasure, culture, custom a...
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French Lingo Learner: 2018

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by Launay, Drew
A humorous approach to French that shows that you can speak the lingo simply by using plain English. Invaluable phrases will trip off your tongue, gems like: Is that a baguette in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? , You did not tell me it would be extra , and Are you sure that all these symptoms are caused by a liver attack?
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German Lingo Learner

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The Scots - Xenophobe Guide

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by Ross, David
Xenophobe’s Guide to the Scots is a pocket-size guide that takes a frank and funny look at what makes the Scots Scottish. “Until comparatively recently, Scottish catering was something to be feared.” Xenophobe’s guides attempt to forewarn readers of the main stereotypes and foibles that are associated with individual nationalities. Each guide explores the characteristics of a country’s people in a ser...
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The Brazilians - Xenophobe Guide

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by Barauna, Paulo Henrique
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The Poles - Xenophobe Guide

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by Lipniacka, Ewa
The Poles, in the Xenophobe guide series; consisting of a range of pocket-sized guides which take a humorous and irreverent approach to a wide range of world cultures. Each guide explores the characteristics of a country’s people in a series of dedicated sections, encompassing nationalism and identity, behaviour, manners, character, obsessions, beliefs and values, leisure and pleasure, culture, custom and t...
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The Russians - Xenophobe Guide

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by Zhelvis, Vladimir
The Russians, in the Xenophobe guide series; consisting of a range of pocket-sized guides which take a humorous and irreverent approach to a wide range of world cultures. Each guide explores the characteristics of a country’s people in a series of dedicated sections, encompassing nationalism and identity, behaviour, manners, character, obsessions, beliefs and values, leisure and pleasure, culture, custom an...
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The Welsh - Xenophobe Guide

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by Winterson-Richards, John
Xenophobe’s Guide to the Welsh is a pocket-size guide that takes a frank and funny look at what makes the Welsh Welsh. “Those who manage to tone it down a bit have gone on to world fame as actors or politicians.” Xenophobe’s guides attempt to forewarn readers of the main stereotypes and foibles that are associated with individual nationalities. Each guide explores the characteristics of a country’s pe...
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