Written in short chapters, each the definition of a word, this book pokes fun at England and China, explores the endless possibilities for misunderstanding between East and West and paints a portrait of a relationship that everyone will understand, no matter what their nationality.
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Xiaolu Guo was born in 1973 in a fishing village in south China. She started publishing poems and short stories when she was 14. At the age of 18 she went to the Beijing Film Academy to study film. She went on to publish five books in China, novels and essays, before being selected for a scholarship to study Documentary at the UK's National Film and TV School in 2002. Since then she had lived in London (with periodic returns home to China) where she has been writing novels and making films.