Broke’n’English

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ISBN: 978-1974-1502-0-5 Categories: ,
Weight.450 kg
Dimensions23 × 15 × 1.5 cm
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Paperback

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Pages

277

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Back in 2004, Jerry Smith and his wife Sally decided to stake their future on running a guest house in Sri Lanka, where Sally had been born and raised. It was a country in the grip of Asia's longest civil war, a country of whose laws, customs and cultures they knew little; Sally had left the island when it was still Ceylon.

Investing every penny they had in their project, owning no property in England, it was an act of astounding stupidity, naivety, or courage, depending on your point of view. It took another eleven years, dogged by communication failures, financial setbacks, and natural disasters, before they finally came to live in Sri Lanka at the end of 2015. 'Broke'n'English' is an often hilarious account of how a couple in their later years, short on money and big on dreams, learned to live in a land whose values, traditions, politics and laws - and especially language - are a strange mix of east and west. This is a book for dreamers, armchair adventurers, or those who just want a good laugh.