This wonderful book takes an affectionate, entertaining and perceptive look at the English people. Here are their traditions, foibles, quirks, customs, humour and achievements, triumphs and failures, peccadilloes and passions. Travel through England from coast to coast and learn how every county contributes in unique and different ways to the distinct English personality. Marvel at crooked black and white halls in Cheshire and soft golden stone cottages in Midland villages. Go cheese rolling in Gloucestershire, discover the origins of cricket in Hampshire, savour a hot pot in Lancashire and a pudding in Yorkshire. Gasp at the glories of stately homes and the families that create them, upstairs and down, enjoy a pint. Listen to the memories and tales of ordinary folk from every walk of life and find out from them what it means to be English. This irresistible book is packed with fascinating trivia and amusing stories that will entertain and inform for hours on end.
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A wonderful miscellany of great stories and interesting facts about the EnglishAbout the Author:
Christopher Winn's first book was the bestselling I Never Knew That About England. Volumes on Ireland, Scotland, Wales, London, the English, Irish and Scottish followed and he has recently published books on the Lake District, Yorkshire and the River Thames alongside an illustrated edition of I Never Knew That About England. A freelance writer and collector of trivia for over 20 years, he has worked with Terry Wogan and Jonathan Ross and sets quiz questions for television as well as for the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. He is married to artist Mai Osawa, who illustrates all the books in the series. His website is www.i-never-knew-that.com.
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Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. New, mint condition. Orders are despatched from our UK warehouse next working day. Codice libro della libreria 11857
Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine+. xv + 352pp, illustrated, bound in red cloth with fine dustwrapper NEW; Octavo. Codice libro della libreria 57565
Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 368 pages. 8.19x5.71x1.22 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0091926734
Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0091926734
Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110091926734