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How to be Inimitable

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Mass Market Paperback, 91 pages
Published 1966 by Penguin Books
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How to be Inimitable is an affectionate, cynical and humorous view of the British at the end of the 1950s. It was written by George Mikes, a Hungarian who had lived in Britain for 21 years and could still view the British from an outsider's point of view. It is written as a series of short chapters, that could be magazine articles, on various topics such as: conversation, politics, TV, tourism, modesty and the class system. It is illustrated in cartoon style by Nicolas Bentley.

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George Mikes (pronounced Mik-esh) was a Hungarian-born British author best known for his humorous commentaries on various countries.

Mikes graduated in Budapest in 1933 and started work as a journalist on Reggel ("Morning"), a Budapest newspaper. For a short while he wrote a column called Intim Pista for Színházi Élet ("Theatre Life").

In 1938 Mikes became the London correspondent for Reggel and 8 Ó
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