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Postcards from Across the Pond: Dispatches from an Accidental Expat

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The Pond began as a means of keeping in touch with the folks back home in the USA, but it soon expanded into a commentary on British life by an accidental expat. Whether you've been in the UK for decades, or are just about to embark on your journey, this title offers entertaining descriptions of the author's life across the pond.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published November 26th 2008 by Lean Marketing Press (first published March 3rd 2007)
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Stephanie
Feb 13, 2013 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
I loved this humorous, insightful book. I did not want to put it down. Michael Harling has a quirky way of looking at ordinary living experiences. I do also and that is why I could laugh and identify with his book. I had never heard of him nor had previously read anything written by him. I choose it from the library shelf because of the title and color of its cover. It is late winter here in Michigan and I wanted an escape with a lighthearted touch and that is exactly what I got. I am going to b ...more
Jane Foor
Apr 07, 2014 Jane Foor rated it liked it
S'ok. A fun read. Nice short anecdotes.
Kym
Jan 08, 2014 Kym rated it really liked it
Reading this brought back such funny memories. It may have been 10 years ago and we may have come across different 'ponds' but it would appear the feeling of discombobulation is the same. A great expat read...because as a non-expat you might enjoy it but as an expat you'll just simply 'get it'.
Smitten by Britain
Feb 14, 2011 Smitten by Britain rated it really liked it
My favorite book on expat life in Britain. If you liked Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson, you'll love this book because it's actually funnier! Visit the author's blog for a taste of the kind of humour you'll find inside Postcards. http://www.postcardsfromacrossthepond...
Brynna
Sep 17, 2013 Brynna rated it it was amazing
This was a fun, witty collection of short essays about an Expat American living in Britain and his observations about life in England. He has an appropriately dry wit so it was funny, but not laugh-out-loud funny. I enjoyed it so much that I got his other books as well.
Karen Wherlock
May 18, 2013 Karen Wherlock rated it did not like it
I really wanted to like this, but I found it dull.
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Michael Harling was born and raised in rural Columbia County in Upstate, New York. He worked for New York State as an Identification Specialist and computer project manger before moving to West Sussex in 2002.

Since moving to Britain, he has written several humor books about his experiences as an expat. He also writes crime fiction.

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