About the guides

Humorous, clever and concise, these guides take an analytical but affectionate look at different nations, their character and quirks.

Written from an insider’s perspective, they offer amusing insights on the nation’s views and values. Some stereotypes are upheld and others dispelled. Light-hearted yet illuminating, the guides pinpoint cultural differences which encourages awareness and understanding.

Heaven is where the police are British, the chefs are French, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and it’s all organised by the Swiss.

Hell is where the chefs are British, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, the police are Germans and it’s all organised by the Italians.

Very old joke about national stereotypes

See also the hilarious ‘Official European Joke‘ about national stereotypes created by Lionel Dricot (@Ploum).

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):

Xenophobe's Guides at the Frankfurt Book Fair from Xenophobe's Guides on Vimeo.

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


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