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Living and Working in Britain


Living and Working in Britain, first published in 1991 and now in its 8th edition, is the most comprehensive and accurate book available about daily life in the UK, and essential reading for newcomers. What's it really like Living and Working in Britain? Not surprisingly, there's a lot more to life than castles, cricket and crumpets. This book is guaranteed to make your life in Britain easier and more enjoyable, irrespective of whether you're planning to stay for a few months or indefinitely. Adjusting to day-to-day-life in Britain just got a whole lot simpler!

            Living and Working in Britain is packed with comprehensive, up-to-date, accurate information, facts and figures, and 'insider’ tips, all written and presented in the easy to read and understand style for which Survival Books are famous. Our books will save you weeks or months of research, answer hundreds of questions – including many you hadn’t even thought of – and help you avoid problems and save money!


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"Bought this book for a mate who's coming to work here with his family. Having looked at the alternatives, including 'official' stuff from the British Council (which is aimed mostly at overseas students), I was rather downhearted. Almost everything available was woefully out-of-date and many publications were aimed at people wanting to pass those rote-learning tests that grant citizenship. Bill Bryson's 'Notes from a small island' was fun, but nearly 20 years out of date. We've changed a lot in that time. This particular book, however, is great: up-to-date, comprehensive and thoroughly practical. I learnt a bit too. This is the must-have guide for any non-Brit coming to our sceptered isle." - Bernard Brooks, Amazon

"A very good book to get basic information about Great Britain. It helped me getting up-to-speed and to build a understanding of how everything works in the country. I can definetely recommend every foreigner moving to GB to invest in this book." - Michael Refstrup, Amazon

I was considering the possibility of moving to Great Britain quite for some time. And like many expats-to-be was idealizing the experience in my imagination. After reading this book I see things much more realistically, so I think I will consider other countries before making the final decision. It is great to have an opportunity to explore real life abroad before actually getting there and "Living and working in Britain" has helped me immensely. I'm eager to read other books from this series. - Anton

When I moved to Britain in 2001, I bought the edition of this book available at the time and it was a brilliant resource. I bought it several months before moving, read through it all the way, and then after I'd moved used it as a reference book to use most days for the first 1-2 years. It contains valuable information that many a native Brit won't think of teaching you because it's all 'normal' to them.

Ever since buying that edition that I used so much and helped me no end, I've been buying every new updated edition of it only to gift it to people (planning on) moving to Britain and they all use it a lot
- Jo

Author: David Hampshire
ISBN-10: 1-907339-47-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-907339-47-9
Edition: 8th
Published: 1st Jan 2012
Number of Pages: 400 Pages
Dimensions: 155mm W x 230mm H
Book Type: Paperback