Swiss Watching: Inside the Land of Milk and Money

Swiss Watching: Inside the Land of Milk and Money Author Diccon Bewes
ISBN-10 1857885872
ISBN-13 9781857885873
Year 2012-01-05
Pages 228
Language English
Publisher Nicholas Brealey
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A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAROne country four languages 26 cantons and 7 5 million people but only 80 of them Swiss there s nowhere else in Europe like it Switzerland may be almost 400 km from the nearest drop of seawater but it is an island at the centre of Europe Welcome to the landlocked island Swiss Watching is a fascinating journey around Europe s most individual and misunderstood country From seeking Heidi and finding the best chocolate to reliving a bloody past and exploring an uncertain future Diccon Bewes proves that there s more to Switzerland than banks and skis francs and cheese This book dispels the myths and unravels the true meaning of Swissness In a land of cultural contradictions this is a picture of the real and normally unseen Switzerland a place where the breathtaking scenery shaped a nation not just a tour itinerary and where tradition is as important as innovation It s also the story of its people who have more power than their politicians but can t speak to one another in the same language and who own more guns per head than the people of Iraq As for those national clichs well not all the cheese has holes cuckoo clocks aren t Swiss and the trains don t always run exactly on time

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