Author(s): Solomons, Natasha,
Date of Publication: 08/07/2010,
Pagination: 336 pages,
Series: 20th Century Architects,
Published By: Hodder & Stoughton General Division,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
List item 2: Never speak German on the upper decks of London buses.
Jack Rosenblum is five foot three and a half inches of sheer tenacity. He's writing a list so he can become a Very English Gentleman.
List item 41: An Englishman buys his marmalade from Fortnum and Mason.
It's 1952, and despite his best efforts, his bid to blend in is fraught with unexpected hurdles - including his wife. Sadie doesn't want to forget where they came from or the family they've lost.
And she shows no interest in getting a purple rinse.
List item 112: An Englishman keeps his head in a crisis, even when he's risking everything.
Jack leads a reluctant Sadie deep into the English countryside in pursuit of a dream.
Here, in a land of woolly pigs, bluebells and jitterbug cider, they embark on an impossible task...