Britain Observed

Britain Observed

A Russian's View

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Author: V. V. Ovchinnikov
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157412

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Britain Observed: A Russian's View focuses on the understanding of the customs, identity, political and social structure, and societal relations of the British. The book first underscores some of the misperceptions of the British of Russia, the author's country. The text also highlights the experiences of the author when he first arrived in Britain, noting the process of acclimatization that he has undergone. The manuscript emphasizes the appreciation of the author of the sceneries in England, as the sloping hills, fertile meadows, and village church spires that emerge from the hilltops are mentioned. The author also signifies that England is the kingdom of private life and says that neighbors maintain a certain degree of secrecy, and that they discourage intrusion into their private lives. The text also conveys how the author perceives the structure of the government and how Buckingham Palace influences the functions and operations of the government. The book is a fine reference for readers who want to learn the traditions, political considerations, and identity of the British.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    1 Basins without Plugs and Baths without Showers

    2 Drops on a Raincoat

    3 The Land of Green Fields

    4 A Look behind the Fence

    5 Amateurs and Professionals

    6 Dogs, Cats and . . . Children

    7 Solitary Trees

    8 Law-Abiding Individualists

    9 "Wogs Begin at Calais"

    10 The Old School Tie

    11 Factories for Gentlemen

    12 The Educational Filter

    13 Two Nations

    14 Tea with the Queen

    15 The Stiff Upper Lip

    16 The Progress of the Golden Carriage

    17 The Wool-Sack

    18 Backbenchers and Whips

    19 The Corridors of Power

    20 "The Disunited Kingdom"

    21 The Fabled City

    22 Pall Mall and St. James

    23 The Exception to the Rule

    24 The Watch With No Hands

    25 John Bull: A Summing Up


Product details

  • No. of pages: 234
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157412

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V. V. Ovchinnikov

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