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Mustn't Grumble: In Search of England and the English

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Fifteen years ago, Joe Bennett left England for a holiday, but now it's time to come back. But how is the England of his memory different from the England of the motorway? Identikit High Streets, imported cheeriness, and chicken tikka poker machine pubs—things aren't what they used to be. The longer Joe travels, the more he wonders whether things were ever what they used to be in England. Even a century ago, H. V. Morton, the nation's most celebrated eulogiser, was In Search of England. Crisscrossing the country by varying means of transport and with varying degrees of enthusiasm, Joe Bennett delivers a dazzlingly funny and poignant portrait of his homeland—part love letter, part eulogy and part diatribe, it is a wonderful memoir that establishes Bennett as one of the most engaging travel writers.

Synopsis:

Eighteen years ago, Joe Bennett left England. Now, he's back. But how is the England of his memory different from the England of the motorway? Identikit High Streets, New Labour, poker-machine pubs - things aren't what they used to be. But Joe begins to wonder if things were ever what they used to be. Even a century ago, H.V Morton, the nation's most celebrated eulogiser, was In Search of England... Joe Bennett delivers a dazzlingly funny and poignant portrait of his homeland, which is part love letter, part eulogy and part diatribe.

About the Author

Joe Bennett was born in Brighton and since leaving Cambridge University has taught English in a variety of countries including Canada, Spain and New Zealand. He lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416526032
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster UK
Subject:
Europe - Gt. Britain/England
Author:
Bennett, Joe
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - England
Subject:
England
Subject:
National characteristics, english
Subject:
England Social life and customs.
Subject:
Travel-Great Britain
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070701
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.73 in 0.73 lb

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Travel » Europe » Great Britain
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Product details 288 pages Simon & Schuster (UK) - English 9781416526032 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Eighteen years ago, Joe Bennett left England. Now, he's back. But how is the England of his memory different from the England of the motorway? Identikit High Streets, New Labour, poker-machine pubs - things aren't what they used to be. But Joe begins to wonder if things were ever what they used to be. Even a century ago, H.V Morton, the nation's most celebrated eulogiser, was In Search of England... Joe Bennett delivers a dazzlingly funny and poignant portrait of his homeland, which is part love letter, part eulogy and part diatribe.
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