Queuing for Beginners

Queuing for Beginners

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Why do so many people go on about queuing? Have we always been obsessed with traffic? And why do so many of us now eat lunch at our computers - al desko? We spend our days catching buses and trains, writing emails, shopping, queuing...But we know almost nothing about these activities. Exploring the history of these subjects as they come up during a typical day, starting with eating breakfast and ending with sleeping, Joe Moran tells a story about hidden social and cultural changes in Britain since the Second World War. Drawing on his academic research on everyday life, but writing with wit and lucidity for a popular audience, he shows that we know less about ourselves than we think...In his novel Flauberta#39;s Parrot (1984), Julian Barnes calls Britain a#39;the land of embarrassment and breakfasta#39;31 a€“ an ... From the National Loaf to the Egg Marketing Board, post-war governments have done their bit for the traditional ... The chain-owned gourmet coffee and sandwich bars that have sprung up in city centres since the mid-1990s have ... On your way to the railway station, you just have time to nip into Starbucks or Pret a Manger to buy a a#39;Rise and Shinea#39; muffin, an egg andanbsp;...

Title:Queuing for Beginners
Author:Joe Moran
Publisher:Profile Books - 2010-08-06


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