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Description - The Clumsiest People in Europe by Favell Lee Mortimer

No people in Europe are as clumsy and awkward with their hands as the Portuguese In the middle of the 1800s, Mrs Favell Lee Mortimer set out to write an ambitious guide to all the nations on Earth.There were just three problems.She had never set foot outside Shropshire. She was horribly misinformed about virtually every topic she turned her attention to.And she was prejudiced against foreigners. The result was an unintentionally hilarious masterpiece- People who are dainty must not come to Norway. If the Siberians taste in dress is laughable, their taste in food is horrible. British America Canada s Lake Superior is so immense, that Ireland might be bathed in it; that is, if islands could be bathed. In The Clumsiest People in Europe, Todd Pruzan has gathered together a selection of Mrs Mortimer s finest moments, celebrating the woman who turned ignorance into an art form.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099509479
ISBN-10: 0099509474
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 111mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Favell Lee Mortimer

Todd Pruzan is a senior editor at the business magazine Conde Nast Portfolio and has been an editor and writer at several other magazines. He was born in Washington, D.C., and lives in New York with his wife and daughter.

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