• Xenophobe's Guide to the Danes

    Xenophobe's Guide to the Danes



    Xenophobe's Guide to the Danes Description:

    Danes try to see the other person's point of view, even though the divorce statistics may suggest that consensus is not always easy to achieve.While it is a liberal society, the high degree of social conformity means that all right-thinking people end up with more or less the same opinions. Differences of opinion are more a matter of degree than of principle.'

    Xenophobia is an irrational fear of foreigners, probably justified, always understandable.
    Xenophobe's Guides - an irreverent look at the beliefs and foibles of nations, almost guaranteed to cure Xenophobia. (4 1/4 x 7, 64 pages)

    About the Author

    Helen Dyrbye (née Pearce) grew up on the east coast of England and learnt to sail on the Norfolk Broads. A career as PR assistant for the Scout Association was interrupted by marriage to a Dane and relocation to Denmark.

    After two years of glottal stopping and starting, she began running courses for business professionals. A published author of children¿s fiction, she also works as a language consultant and makes dreadful packed lunches. She and her husband dream of finding a tax loophole big enough to buy a boat and teach their two sons to sail.

    Steven Harris was working for a multinational in Brussels when he was moved to Copenhagen for 12 months¿ ¿rotational¿ training. He went on rotating in Denmark for ten years.

    He knew he had mastered Danish when people stopped telling him how well he spoke it.

    He now lives in England with his Danish wife and three children, and works from home as an intellectual odd-job man - translating Danish into English and doing market consultancy kinds of things in the legal and publishing worlds.

    Thomas Golzen was born and brought up in London. He went to Denmark to work as a professional musician for three months in 1987, and never left.