Everyone talks about "Middle England." Sometimes they mean something bad, like a lynch mob of Daily Mail readers, and sometimes they mean something good, like a pint of ale in a sleepy Cotswold village in summer twilight. But just where and what is Middle England? Stuart Maconie didn't know either, so he packed his Thermos and sandwiches and set off to find out. Is Middle England about tradition and decency or closed minds and bigotry? Is it maypoles and evensong, or flooded market towns and binge drinkers in the park? And is Slough really as bad as Ricky Gervais and John Betjeman make out? From Shakespeare to JK Rowling, Vaughan Williams to Craig David, William Morris to B&Q, Stuart Maconie leads the expeditionwith plenty of stop-offs for tea and sconesto discover the truth.
|Publisher:||Crown Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Stuart Maconie is familiar to millions as a TV and radio presenter. His other books include the acclaimed official biographies of both Blur and James. He can name GQ Man of the Year and Sony Awards Radio Broadcaster of the Year amongst his accolades.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Another lovely, thoughtful and educational wander around England with Maconie.