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    DescriptionIn "The English" Jeremy Paxman sets out to find about the English. Not the British overall, not the Scots, not the Irish or Welsh, but the English. Why do they seem so unsure of who they are? Jeremy Paxman is to many the embodiment of Englishness yet even he is sometimes forced to ask: who or what exactly are the English? And in setting about addressing this most vexing of questions, Paxman discovers answers to a few others. Like: Why do the English actually enjoy feeling persecuted? What is behind the English obsession with games? How did they acquire their odd attitudes to sex and to food? Where did they get their extraordinary capacity for hypocrisy? Covering history, attitudes to foreigners, sport, stereotypyes, language and more, "The English" brims over with stories and anecdotes that provide a fascinating portrait of a nation and its people. "Intelligent, well-written, informative and funny...A book to chew on, dip into, quote from and exploit in arguments". (Andrew Marr, "Observer"). "Bursting with good things". ("Daily Telegraph"). Jeremy Paxman is a journalist, best known for his work presenting Newsnight and University Challenge. His books include "Empire", "On Royalty", "The English" and "The Political Animal". He lives in Oxfordshire.


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    Title
    The English
    Subtitle
    A Portrait of a People
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Paxman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141032955
    ISBN 10: 0141032952
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, JHMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24000
    Libri: ENGM4900
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    DC22: 305.821
    Libri: ENGL1625
    Thema V1.0: JHM, NHD
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 December 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jeremy Paxman is a journalist, best known for his work presenting Newsnight and University Challenge. His books include Friends in High Places, The English and The Political Animal. He lives in Oxfordshire.
    Review quote
    Intelligent, well-written, informative and funny.A book to chew on, dip into, quote from and exploit in arguments -- Andrew Marr Observer Bursting with good things Daily Telegraph