GIVEAWAY - for all Anglophiles
I was recently sent a copy of 'Britannia in Brief' to read/review and an extra as a giveaway for my readers. This book was written by Leslie Banker and William Mullins, a New Yorker and a Londoner who ended up engaged. Like us, they also found we might speak the same language, but about there the similarities cease! So they worked together on a book, which explains to Americans the essential things they need to know and understand about the British and their way of life. The Hubster has dipped in and out of it too and made a few comments along the lines of "so that's what it means, or how that works". I have read it from cover to cover and even as the Brit I really enjoyed it. For me it was a great reminder of a few things I had filed away about home and a rather nostalgic read, making me smile at fond memories alot. The format is great with chapters that cover alot of inter-related topics. Chapters include: society, culture, politics/government, food/drink and language amongst others. Within these you will find everything from what is a 'WAG' through to understanding our unique humour, and what to say to insult a Brit. This last made me laugh as my own pet peeve was in there - 'ask a Brit if they're Australian', amen to that as insulting and asked way to often! John Thomas makes an appearance too.I could only find one glaring oversight, which was 'bacon butty' not listed amongst the iconic Brit foods. But all the rest I would have chosen were there. It is written in a chatty and entertaining style, with great 'Fact & Fiction' sections at the end of each chapter, that settle some big preconceptions. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and so I am delighted to be able to offer a new copy to one of you. This competition will end at NOON (CET) this Friday and is open to anyone. Leave me a comment answering the following two questions and we will draw a winner on Friday night. You MUST answer these to get in the draw, which I have set because I am interested in your answers myself and I will use them for blog post inspiration. For an extra entry become a Follower. Questions: 1. What to you is most representative of Britain, or being British? 2. What do you least understand about the British or Britain, and would like to know more about?