Mr Rosenblum's List: or Friendly Guidance for the Aspiring Englishman

Description

Jack Rosenblum is five foot three and a half inches of sheer tenacity. Through study and application he intends to become a Very English Gentleman. Jack is compiling a list, a comprehensive guide to the manners, customs and habits of this country. He knows that marmalade must be bought from Fortnum & Mason, he's memorised the entire British monarchy back to 913 A.D and the highlight of his day is the BBC weather forecast. And he never speaks German, apart from the occasional curse. From the moment he disembarked at Harwich in 1937 he understood that assimilation was the key. But the war's been over for eight years and despite his best efforts, his bid to blend in remains fraught with unexpected hurdles. Including his wife. Sadie finds his obsession baffling. She doesn't want to forget who they are or where they come from. She'd rather bake cakes to remember the people they left behind than worry about how to play bridge. But Jack is convinced they can find a place to call home. In a final attempt to complete his list, he leads a reluctant Sadie into the English countryside. Here, in a land of woolly pigs, bluebells and jitterbug cider, the embark on an impossible task...

Details

Author(s)
Natasha Solomons
Format
Paperback | 320 pages
Dimensions
172 x 240 x 24mm | 420g
Publication date
01 Feb 2010
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint
Sceptre
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
ISBN10
0340995653
ISBN13
9780340995655
Bestsellers rank
269,622