People Like Us : A Season Among the Upper Classes, Paperback Book

People Like Us : A Season Among the Upper Classes Paperback


Royal Ascot, Henley Regatta, polo at Cowdray Park, public schools, pheasant shooting - it's a wonderful life, being a member of the English aristocracy. But what is it like to live this wonderful life? And what does it feel like to be a regulation-issue, middle-class person, thrust into the centre of this mob and forced to survive? This is the position in which Charles Jennings found himself, in PEOPLE LIKE US: the suburban outsider trying to make sense of the closed, privileged, self-indulgent world of being born and raised to another way of life. From the great social functions of the Season, to private parties in Kensington, to almost anything to do with horses, PEOPLE LIKE US is fascinating, appalling, argumentative, mocking, envious and wickedly funny. You could call it invitation-only anthropology....


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Humour
  • ISBN: 9780349108520



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