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 as an American living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the British were really like. The result is this perceptive, hilarious record of the journey. Whether in Cornwall or Wales, Ulster or Scotland, the people he encountered along the way revealed…  See more details below

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After eleven years as an American living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the British were really like. The result is this perceptive, hilarious record of the journey. Whether in Cornwall or Wales, Ulster or Scotland, the people he encountered along the way revealed far more of themselves than they perhaps intended to display to a stranger. Theroux captured their rich and varied conversational commentary with caustic wit and penetrating insight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618658954
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Edition description:
None
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
157,653
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.95(d)

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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