Watching the English

On my way down from Edinburgh, I finished “Watching the English” by Kate Fox. This was recommended to me by Geoff Arnold. The book is bloody funny and so true. Its written by one of Britain’s leading social anthropologists, using her science to observe the English. She has the grace to start her book with a discourse on the “Participant Observer” paradox and manages to be funny about this as well.¬† The book covers manners, class, the pub, queuing, language and dress, together with some other issues that I can’t remember, but always returns to our humour. …