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Xenophobe's Guide to the Belgians
Xenophobe's Guide to the Belgians

Xenophobe's Guide to the Belgians

Xenophobe's Guide

HUMOR

92 Pages, 4.25 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $7.95 (US $7.95) (CA $8.95)

Publication Date: September 2009

ISBN 9781906042226

Rights: US & CA

Oval Books (Sep 2009)

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Overview

A guide to understanding the Belgians, best known for their fine chocolate, reveals a humorous and insightful view of the people.

"Belgians like above all to be practical, solid. They stand square and conduct conversation from the base of the neck. Courteous behaviour is expected: it is the natural product of right-mindedness. It is also practical: that is how you get on in the world.""Belgians would be very happy indeed if all the world knew them to be good-natured, tolerant, individualistic, self-assertive, modest, moderate, and the embodiment of European ideals. This is a long-term project. Meanwhile being placed somewhere on the map of Europe will do."

Author Biography

Antony Mason is the author of The Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide to Brussels & Bruges, Antwerp & Ghent.