The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain

The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain

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by Paul Theroux
     
 

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After eleven years living as an American in London, Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise round the coast and find out what Britain and the British are really like. It was 1982, the summer of the Falklands War and the royal baby, and the ideal time, he found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result is vivid and absolutely riveting

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After eleven years living as an American in London, Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise round the coast and find out what Britain and the British are really like. It was 1982, the summer of the Falklands War and the royal baby, and the ideal time, he found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result is vivid and absolutely riveting reading.

‘A sharp and funny descriptive writer. One of his golden talents, perhaps because he is American and therefore classless in British eyes, is the ability to chat up and get on with all sorts …’ The Times.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547525167
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
280,253
File size:
601 KB

Meet the Author

PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and Cape Cod.

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The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
booktravelerGA More than 1 year ago
I love England and Paul Theroux's journey around the English coast is another of his quirky but fun trips. Paul Theroux has a gift for writing about the things many of us will never see. Paul's ability to visualize what he's experiencing through his writings allows his reader the ability to see as he sees. The way Theroux inter acts with the people of the places he visits brings humor, insight and many times a vacation experience to his readers. Paul Theroux is always a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book decades ago when it was first printed. It is an astoundingly excellent depiction of just what Great Britain is. I read it before our first trip to England, and found, first hand, so very much of it to be as we traveled around. And the depiction of the "troubles" in N. Ireland that were still going on when I read the book, is spot on! Read this as a travelogue or an adventure, but please....Read It!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant believe you lied
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What the h.e.l.l did I do?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-_- b.i.t.c.h
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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