Xenophobe's Guides

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The Xenophobe's Guide books are a series of short books published by Oval Books that aim to give the reader the most important information about a country or region in a humorous way. They briefly describe its culture and history and something of the values held by its people under headings like "Business", "Language", etc.

The books are written by a team consisting of Anne Tauté, Sally Horton, Catriona Tulloch Scott, Vicki Towers, and Tobias Steed.

Titles[edit]

  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Americans by Stephanie Faul; first published 1 March 1999; ISBN 1-902825-16-0.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Aussies by Ken Hunt and Mike Taylor; first published 30 September 2004; ISBN 1-903096-86-3.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Austrians by Louis James; first published 20 March 2000; ISBN 1-902825-18-7.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Belgians by Antony Mason; first published 1 March 1999; ISBN 1-902825-19-5.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Californians by Anthony Marais; first published 20 June 2000; ISBN 1-902825-20-9.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Canadians by Vaughn Roste; first published 31 October 2002; ISBN 1-902825-21-7.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Chinese by J. C. Yang; first published 1 April 1999; ISBN 1-902825-22-5 .
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Czechs by Petr Berka, Ales Palan and Petr Stastny; first published 20 Feb 2008; ISBN 1-9028-2523-3.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Danes by Helen Dyrbye, Steven Harris and Thomas Golzen; first published 1 March 1999; ISBN 1-902825-24-1.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Dutch by Rodney Bolt; first published 1 March 1999; ISBN 1-902825-25-X.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the English by Antony Miall and David Milsted; first published 1 April 1999; ISBN 1-902825-26-8.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Estonians by Hillary Bird, Lembit Öpik and Ulvi Mustmaa; first published 31 August 2010; ISBN 1-906042-30-6.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Finns by Tarja Moles; first published 13 May 2011; ISBN 1-906042-31-4.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the French by Nick Yapp and Michel Syrett; first published 1 September 1999; ISBN 1-902825-28-4.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Germans by Stefan Zeidenitz and Ben Barkow; first published 1 November 1999; ISBN 1-902825-29-2.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Greeks by Alexandra Fiada; first published 30 September 2003; ISBN 1-903096-32-4.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Hungarians by Miklós Vámos and Mátyás Sárközi; first published 1 April 1999; ISBN 1-902825-31-4.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Icelanders by Richard Sale; first published 20 June 2000; ISBN 1-902825-32-2.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Irish by Frank McNally; first published 29 April 2005; ISBN 1-902825-33-0.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Israelis by Aviv Ben Zeev; first publishes 31 July 2001; ISBN 1-902825-34-9.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Italians by Martin Solly; first published 1 March 1999; ISBN 1-902825-35-7.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Japanese by Sahoko Kaji, Noriko Hama and Jonathan Rice; first published 1 August 1999; ISBN 1-902825-36-5.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Kiwis by Christine Cole Catley & Simon Nicholson, first published 1 March 2005; ISBN 1-903096-87-1.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Poles by Ewa Lipniacka; first published 1 June 2000; ISBN 1-902825-40-3.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Portuguese by Matthew Hancock; first published 30 May 2012; ISBN 1-903096-84-7.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Russians by Vladimir Zhelvis; first published 31 July 2001; ISBN 1-902825-41-1.
    • First for Ravette Books as Xenophobe's Guide to the Russians by Elizabeth Roberts; first published 1 January 2000; ISBN 1-85304-737-6.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Scots by David Ross, first published 1 October 1999; ISBN 1-902825-42-X.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Spanish by Drew Launay; first published 1 March 1999; ISBN 1-902825-43-8.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedes by Peter Berlin; first published 1 March 1999; ISBN 1-902825-44-6.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Swiss by Paul Bilton; first published 1 March 1999; ISBN 1-902825-45-4.
  • Xenophobe's Guide to the Welsh by John Winterson Richards; first published 1 April 1999; ISBN 1-902825-46-2.

Lingo Learners[edit]

Xenophobe also publishes a language learning book series under the name Xenophobe's Lingo Learners. The current editions include:

Trivia[edit]

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