From Aintree to York: Racing Around Britain

From Aintree to York: Racing Around Britain

by Stephen Cartmell
     
 

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Writer and psychologist Stephen Cartmell set off to explore Britain using the cultural melting pot of the UK's 60 racecourses as his staging posts. During his travels, the author observed the peculiarities of the British and developed a satirical critique of one of the country's favorite pastimes. With his acute eye for observation, an appreciation of the

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Writer and psychologist Stephen Cartmell set off to explore Britain using the cultural melting pot of the UK's 60 racecourses as his staging posts. During his travels, the author observed the peculiarities of the British and developed a satirical critique of one of the country's favorite pastimes. With his acute eye for observation, an appreciation of the ridiculous, and the ability to find humor even in the face of petty officialdom, this acclaimed book is not simply a travelogue of racing but a key to understanding Britain and its curiously comical inhabitants.

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ISBN-13:
9780553817461
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.22(d)

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