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:
140,167
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.96(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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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
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