A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country
By (author) Joe Queenan
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Queenan Country by Joe Queenan
Book DescriptionOne semitropical Fourth of July, Joe Queenan's English wife suggested that the family might like a chicken vindaloo in lieu of the customary barbecue. It was this pitiless act of gastronomic cultural oppression, coupled with dread of the fearsome Christmas pudding that awaited him for dessert, that inspired the author to make a solitary pilgrimage to Great Britain.Freed from the obligation to visit his wife's relations, as he had done for the first twenty-six years of their marriage, Queenan decided that he would not come back from Albion until he had finally penetrated the limey heart of darkness.The result is a very funny, picaresque adventure that will appeal to anglophile and anglophobe alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312425210
Paperback / softback
(216mm x 137mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Picador USA
Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Joe Queenan
Joe Queenan is the bestselling author of "True Believers "and "Balsamic Dreams." He is a contributing writer at "Men's Health," a columnist for "Smart Money," and writes regularly for "The New York Times." He lives in Tarrytown, New York.
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