Swiss Watching: Inside Europe’s Landlocked Island
Swiss Watching: Inside Europe’s Landlocked Island by Diccon Bewes is very firmly in the best sellers list despite being published over four years’ ago. It is a light, warmly humorous yet revealing description of this most special country. Bewes stylishly convinces the reader that there’s more to Switzerland than yodelling, skis, money, strangely detailed regulations, political accountability, fabulous scenery and cheese.
This is a picture of the real Switzerland. A strongly recommended read for people arriving here who want to understand the place they have landed in; for long-term residents who may wish to be know more about how the country and society operates, and indeed for the Swiss themselves, who may be interested (and bemused) to see how others see them.
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