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ENGLISH | A STORY OF MARMITE, QUEUING AND WEATHER

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What makes the English English? Is it their eccentricity, their passionate love (or, indeed, hatred) of Marmite or is it something less easily defined?

Beginning at the top of a muddy Gloucestershire slope at the Coopers Hill cheese-rolling contest and traversing a landscape of lawns and queues, coastlines and sporting arenas, Ben Fogle takes us on a journey through the peculiarly English: a country of wax jackets, cricket, boat races and jellied eels, by way of national treasures such as the shipping forecast, fish and chips and the Wellington boot. Not to mention the Dunkirk spirit of relentless optimism in the face of adversity, be it the heroic failure of Captain Scott s doomed Antarctic expedition, or simply the perennial hope for better weather.

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Format

HB

Publisher

William Collins

Size

15.9 x 2.8 x 24 cm