Real England: The Battle against the Bland [NOOK Book]

Overview

We see the signs around us every day: the chain cafés and mobile phone outlets that dominate our high streets; the disappearance of knobbly carrots from our supermarket shelves; and the headlines about yet another traditional industry going to the wall. For the first time, here is a book that makes the connection between these isolated, incremental local changes and the bigger picture of a nation whose identity is being eroded. As he travels around the country meeting farmers, fishermen and the inhabitants of ...
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Real England: The Battle against the Bland

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Overview

We see the signs around us every day: the chain cafés and mobile phone outlets that dominate our high streets; the disappearance of knobbly carrots from our supermarket shelves; and the headlines about yet another traditional industry going to the wall. For the first time, here is a book that makes the connection between these isolated, incremental local changes and the bigger picture of a nation whose identity is being eroded. As he travels around the country meeting farmers, fishermen and the inhabitants of Chinatown, Paul Kingsnorth reports on the kind of conversations that are taking place in country pubs and corner shops across the land – while reminding us that these quintessentially English institutions may soon cease to exist.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846274336
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • Publication date: 8/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,095,821
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

PAUL KINGSNORTH is one of today’s most high-profile young writers.He has covered green issues for the Guardian, Independent and the Daily Telegraph.His first book, One No, Many Yesses (S&S, 2003), explored the global resistance movement.
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations vi

1 Citizens of Nowhere 1

2 Drown Your Empty Selves 21

3 A Secret, Special Place 55

4 An Accursed Altar of Mammon 89

5 Rural Rides 129

6 Trouble in Paradise 163

7 The Village Green Preservation Society 199

8 The Orchard on the Hill 231

9 Know Your Place 261

Taking Action 287

Notes 291

Acknowledgements 298

Index 299

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