Ireland - Culture Smart! by John Scotney
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include

* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* do's, don'ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." Sunday Times Travel

"... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." Global Travel

"...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." Observer

" useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." New York Times

About John Scotney

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JOHN SCOTNEY is an Anglo-Irish writer, producer, teacher, and broadcaster. He was the BBC’s Head of Drama in Ireland and later Head of BBCTV Drama Script Unit. He has written books and articles about literature and the media, and written and directed numerous programs for the BBC, many on Irish themes. He is a former Chair of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Deputy Chair of the National Poetry Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Published June 4, 2010 by Kuperard. 169 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Travel, History. Non-fiction

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