A Tall man in a low Land: Some Time Among the Belgians download free [PDF and Ebook] by Harry Pearson

A Tall man in a low Land: Some Time Among the Belgians download free [PDF and Ebook] by Harry Pearson year 1999
  • Book name: A Tall man in a low Land: Some Time Among the Belgians
  • Author: Harry Pearson
  • Release date: 1999/3/20
  • Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN BOOK GROUP
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Funny Books and Stories
  • ISBN: 9780349112060
  • Rating: 8.64 of 10
  • Votes: 668
  • Review by: Sylas Corrigan
  • Review rating: 9.75 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/16
  • Total pages: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 29 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Most British travel writers head south for a destination that is hot, exotic, dangerous or all three. Harry Pearson chose to head in the opposite direction for a country which is damp, safe and of legendary banality: Belgium. But can any nation whose most famous monument is a statue of a small boy urinating really be that dull? Pearson lived there for several months, burying himself in the local culture. He drank many of the 800 different beers the Belgians produce; ate local delicacies such as kip kap (jellied pig cheeks) and a mighty tonnage of chicory and chips. In one restaurant the house speciality was 'Hare in the style of grandmother'. 'I didn't order it. I quite like hare, but had no wish to see one wearing zip-up boots and a blue beret.' A TALL MAN IN A LOW LAND commemorates strange events such as The Festival of Shrimps at Oostduinkerke and laments the passing of the Underpant Museum in Brussels. No reader will go away from A TALL MAN IN A LOW LAND without being able to name at least ten famous Belgians. Mixing evocative description and low-grade buffoonery Harry Pearson paints a portrait of Belgium that is more rounded than a Smurf after a night on the mussels.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H29M51S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Funny Books & Stories, Sociology, Travel Writing, Places & Peoples: Pictorial Works, Guidebooks
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.75 USD
  • Dimensions: 127x195x18mm
  • Weight: 204.12g
  • Printed by: Abacus
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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