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    CHIP SHOP IN POZNAN
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    ISBN: 9781785786266
    Title: CHIP SHOP IN POZNAN
    Author: AITKEN BEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: August 2020 New Release

    'One of the funniest books of the year' - Paul Ross, talkRADIO

    WARNING: CONTAINS AN UNLIKELY IMMIGRANT, AN UNSUNG COUNTRY, A BUMPY ROMANCE, SEVERAL SHATTERED PRECONCEPTIONS, TRACES OF INSIGHT, A DOZEN NUNS AND A REFERENDUM.

    Not many Brits move to Poland to work in a fish and chip shop.

    Fewer still come back wanting to be a Member of the European Parliament.

    In 2016 Ben Aitken moved to Poland while he still could. It wasn't love that took him but curiosity: he wanted to know what the Poles in the UK had left behind. He flew to a place he'd never heard of and then accepted a job in a chip shop on the minimum wage.

    When he wasn't peeling potatoes he was on the road scratching the country's surface: he milked cows with a Eurosceptic farmer; missed the bus to Auschwitz; spent Christmas with complete strangers and went to Gdansk to learn how communism got the chop. By the year's end he had a better sense of what the Poles had turned their backs on - southern mountains, northern beaches, dumplings! - and an uncanny ability to bone cod.

    This is a candid, funny and offbeat tale of a year as an unlikely immigrant.

    Imprint: ICON
    RRP: $22.99

    • Price: $22.99
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