Be entertained by the differences between nations.

The Xenophobe’s® Guides is an internationally successful series that highlights the unique character and behaviour of nations. Frank, irreverent and funny – almost guaranteed to cure xenophobia.

Over 3 million copies sold, and counting


The Xenophobe’s Guides were a great hit
when the public came visiting at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Humour is an international language and these guides instantly captivated passers-by.

And even encouraged some to break into song (click on the arrow below to play):

Available as printed books AND as e-books – in their latest revised and updated editions.

 

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Did you know that...?

There are over 2 million saunas in Finland. This means that at any given moment all the population could be sitting in a sauna.Xenophobe's® Guide to the Finns 
For many English people pet-owning is the closest they ever get to an emotional relationship with another being. Xenophobe's® Guide to the English
In Denmark in order to change an electric bulb, you must be a fully trained electric bulb changer. Xenophobe's® Guide to the Danes
Germans like things that work. This is fundamental. A car or a washing machine which breaks down six months after purchase is not a nuisance, it's a breach of the social contract. Xenophobe's® Guide to the Germans
The French insist that everything is done comme il faut (properly), an expression that applies to addressing an envelope or addressing a teacher, filling in a form or stuffing a duck. Xenophobe's® Guide to the French
The Swiss are the only nation to make the Germans appear inefficient, the French undiplomatic and the Texans poor. Xenophobe's® Guide to the Swiss
The Aussies do not wave like any other nationality. The movement they call their 'salute' is a constant hand wave in front of the face. Quite by chance this keeps the flies off their faces. Xenophobe's® Guide to the Aussies