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Mustn't Grumble: An Accidental Return to England

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Fifteen years ago, Joe Bennett left England for a holiday. 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 ('Welcome to Sunny Grimsby!'), chicken tikka poker machine pubs—things aren't what they used to be. But 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". Criss-crossing 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 follow-up to the acclaimed Land of Two Halves and establishes him as one of our most engaging travel writers.

Synopsis:

Fifteen years ago, Joe Bennett left England for a holiday. 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 ('Welcome to Sunny Grimsby!'), chicken tikka poker machine pubs—things aren't what they used to be. But 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". Criss-crossing 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 follow-up to the acclaimed Land of Two Halves and establishes him as one of our most engaging travel writers.

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:
9780743276276
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster (UK)
Subject:
General
Author:
Bennett, Joe
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
England
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
England Social life and customs.
Subject:
England Description and travel.
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.77 in 0.73 lb

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Fifteen years ago, Joe Bennett left England for a holiday. 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 ('Welcome to Sunny Grimsby!'), chicken tikka poker machine pubs—things aren't what they used to be. But 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". Criss-crossing 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 follow-up to the acclaimed Land of Two Halves and establishes him as one of our most engaging travel writers.
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