Ticking Along Too: Stories about Switzerland

Ticking Along Too: Stories about Switzerland

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This is the follow-up collection of stories to Ticking Along with the Swiss, with personal experiences of authors of different nationalities. Their stories are a mix of social commentary, warm admiration and observations of getting along with friends, neighbors and business partners when living in a German-speaking country as a foreigner. Easy to understand, this book is also enjoyed by Europeans who are learning English.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783952000212
Publisher: Schwabe
Publication date: 07/01/1990
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was an American author known for her novels of psychological suspense. She wrote over two dozen books and short story collections, including her five Tom Ripley novels. Her first book Strangers on a Train was nominated for an Edgar Award and was later adapted into a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen, including The Talented Mr. Ripley and most recently The Price of Salt which was renamed Carol.

Date of Birth:

January 19, 1921

Date of Death:

February 4, 1995

Place of Birth:

Fort Worth, Texas

Place of Death:

Locarno, Switzerland


B.A., Barnard College, 1942

Table of Contents

An Unforgettable Great Myth
Dead on Time
Pinches of Culinary Swissness
The Word Starts with 'S'
Texas Ranchers in Swiss Farm Country
Behind Those Closed Curtains
Leisure Time: How Do the Swiss Spend Theirs?
The Shock
Do You Speak Schwizerdutsch?
Dear Distinguished and Gentle Driver
Serving Swiss Time
How Switzerland Became Clean
From Hollywood to an Alpine Hamlet
Sweeping Differences
Cawfee oder Roesti
Tangibles and Intangibles
Under the Swiss Roof
Musical Chairs
Afloat Together
We Can Work It Out
The Princess
A Morning Ride
Meeting Mephisto
Hairpen Bends
An Inconvenience Off Bahnhofstrasse
The Night of My Uncle
Living with Mountains
Headaches 403-408
Familiar Distance
Still Smiling
A New Commandment
On Fitting In
What Have We Done to the Swiss?
Abseiling Down the Garden
Learning the Robes in Heidi's Playground
Kantonsschule Romance
The Language of Play
My Farmer
Pratfalls on the Language Frontier
A Swiss Patriarch
Swiss Humor?
Summer with Swiss Sons
Haven't We Passed Those Cows Before? Does Your Husband Yodel?
Bus Stop Blues
From Housewife to Hausfrau
A Letter to the Editor
The Fuzzy Side of the Rigi
Here and There
Teacher's Tips
List of Authors

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Ticking Along Too: Stories about Switzerland 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jaygheiser on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not as good as the first one, although the essays get better towards the end.