Laughing Along with the Swiss (New edition)

Laughing Along with the Swiss (New edition)

By: Paul N. Bilton (author)Hardback

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You and your Swiss friends will love 'laughing along' with this book. If you think you already know about the Swiss, you'll smile and nod from cover to cover. If the Swiss are new to you, it's got everything you need to know to endear the Swiss to you for ever. The original paperback version (entitled: Xenophobe's Guide to the Swiss) was a runaway success from the first edition in 1995. It is now in its 6th reprint with translations into many languages including German, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Korean and Japanese. Now with the addition of hardback, quality paper, and 42 cartoon illustrations, Bergli Books are proud to present' Laughing Along with the Swiss'. Paul Bilton takes a cheeky look at the land where he lives and weaves together British humour with helpful facts and information.

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About Author

Born in Southport, Lancashire, Paul Bilton became what is known somewhat unaffectionately as a 'paper Swiss'. After a short careen in advertising and then in magazine publishing, he moved to Switzerland to become an 'Auslaender' in Switzerland. He now writes, broadcasts and gives talks about Swiss life.


Introduction; Going Home; Clash of Cultures; The Swiss 'Invade' Italy; The Laundry Room Key; At Home, Yet Foreign; Alternatours; The Myth of the Lousy Swiss Lover; Mr. Right; Full Stop; Off Track; The Visit; The Encounter; Choices; A Job, a Home, a Future; Making Friends; A Christmas Tree for the Cat, Good Fences; Sounding Brass; Typically Swiss, I guess? Swiss at Play; Climbing to the Top; Here or There, Us or Them; Changing Angles; Kosovo, yes; On the Sidewalks of Geneva; Testing Times; Left - left not right!; Coming (to) Full Circle; How to Stay Young; Women Only, Dead-End; Looking Down on the World; At the Risk of Sounding Boring; The Wildest Winter Sport of All; Alive and Well and Living in Babel; The Art of Swiss German; Tips for Doing Business; A Golden Story; The World's Greatest Wine Party; In Search of a Plot; The Crowded Hermitage; Between Two Worlds; I Becoming Swiss; The Rhine will Wash Everything Clean; Second Homecoming; Icarus; A Gift; An E-Mail Story; Coming Home; List of Authors; Index of Authors; Credits and copyright notices

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/10/1999
  • ISBN13: 9783905252019
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 118
  • ID: 9783905252019
  • weight: 219
  • ISBN10: 3905252015
  • edition: New edition

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