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Cultureshock London

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  32 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews

This bestselling series of culture & etiquette guides covering countless destinations around the globe provides a sympathetic & fun- filled crash course on the dos & don'ts in foreign cultures, and is designed to enlighten & inform through topics like language, food & entertaining, social customs, festivals & much more.

Paperback, 294 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Cavendish Square Publishing (first published August 1997)
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Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a cool book. Written for the foreigner visiting/moving-to London. Describes everything from shopping (not at a grocery store, mind you--buy your produce at the market or high street!), how to lease a flat (and how to know the difference between council housing versus private flats), what to expect at a restaurant, the ins and outs of the Tube and its terminals, the ethnic demographics (this version's a bit outdated I imagine, but very interesting nonetheless), City geography, education o ...more
Mar 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, travel
A fantastic, clear, no-fuss guide to moving to London. This isn't your typical touristy guide of where to go. All the contrary. It's all about how to navigate successfully the many trappings about living in London. Which are the tourist traps, how to fit into the workplace, should you rent or buy a property, how to avoid awkwardness when confronted with difficult situations and many other things.
Feb 25, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-learning
I used this book for research. But it seems whatever books I read about London, I still have that insatiable need to find out more.. Like it's not enough.

Perhaps London is the most mysterious city to me.

At least this book has info about the events, weather, and how to socialize with the Britons. Apparently they're not very open.
Apr 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Culture shock provides the reader with an image of London that is real to Londoners, rather than the imaginary London that lives in most people’s minds who have never actually been to London, nor the hyped up London that people see when they only visit tourist destinations. This is a great resource for anyone who wants to know exactly what it’s like to live there – the good and the bad.
Oct 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably better suited to the person living in London than the visitor. But good for Hargraves for writing for everyone, not just the North American in the UK.
May 14, 2010 rated it it was ok
More useful for a person moving to London than a visitor.
Mar 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Informative. That's about it.
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Orin Hargraves is a native and current resident of Colorado. He graduated from the University of Chicago (BA with Honors) in 1977. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco in the 1980s. He is the author of three guidebooks in the Culture Shock! series: Morocco, London, and Chicago. He began his career in lexicography while living in London in the early 1990s. He has since written numerous a ...more
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