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Betjeman's England is a place of patriotic poets and seaside coves, provincial cathedrals and eccentric dons. For fifty years, Betjeman celebrated the glories of Englishness and what it meant to be English. Against a tide of rapid change, he unearthed forgotten heroes, bygone haunts and old-fashioned modes of thought. But as this original collection reveals, his appeal goes far beyond simple nostalgia. It lies in his passionate convictions, his humor and his humanity. What does it mean to be English? What is Englishness? For fifty years, at a time when other people were becoming more internationally aware, John Betjeman immersed himself in the glories of English culture - its places, its writings, its heroes. Seaside architecture, national poets, the great cathedrals, our ancient townscapes—all were hard-won achievements, he pleaded, with pleasures and delights that we threw away at our peril. Tennis Whites and Teacakes brings together the best of Betjemans poetry, private letters, journalism and musings to present a fully rounded picture of what he stood for. From his arguments for new steel buildings to his amusement about the etiquette of village teashops, it reveals Betjeman not just as a sentimentalist but as a passionate observer with a wonderful sense of humor and an acute eye.

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Attn Pam, from Amazon: I am the editor of the work on this CD and my name should be added to the credits - thus: "by John Betjeman (Author), Stephen Games (Editor), Charles Collingwood (Reader)". Thank you.

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Betjeman, John
John Murray Publishers
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English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
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Trade paper
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9 x 6 x 0.4 in 0.23 lb

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