By George Mikes
Contributor note: Illustrated by way of Nicolas Bentley
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1946
George Mikes says, 'the English don't have any soul; they've got the understatement instead'. yet they do have a feeling of humour - they supply it by means of purchasing over 300 thousand copies of a booklet that took them quietly and fully aside, a e-book that actually took the Mikes out of them.
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