The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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

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Overview

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.

In this unique and hugely entertaining railway odyssey, Theroux vividly recounts his travels--and the people, places, and landscapes he encountered--on the Orient Express, the Khyber Mail, and the Trans-Siberian Express, through such countries as Turkey, Iran, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, and the Soviet Union.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547525167
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 232,430
  • File size: 363 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Theroux

PAUL THEROUX's highly acclaimed novels include Blinding Light, Hotel Honolulu, My Other Life, Kowloon Tong, and The Mosquito Coast. His travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Dark Star Safari, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, and The Happy Isles of Oceania . He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

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  • Posted May 9, 2010

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    Paul Theroux is always a good read!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    I read this book decades ago when it was first printed. It is a

    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!

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