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Real England: The Battle against the Bland
     

Real England: The Battle against the Bland

by Paul Kingsnorth, Philip Gwyn Jones (Editor)
 

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Part personal journey, part manifesto, Real England offers a snapshot of a country at a precarious moment in its history, while there is still time to save its future. British citizens see the signs every day: the chain cafés and mobile phone outlets that dominate high streets; the disappearance of knobbly carrots from supermarket shelves;

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Part personal journey, part manifesto, Real England offers a snapshot of a country at a precarious moment in its history, while there is still time to save its future. British citizens see the signs every day: the chain cafés and mobile phone outlets that dominate high streets; the disappearance of knobbly carrots from 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 will refract the kind of conversations that are taking place in country pubs and corner shops across the land—while reminding readers that these quintessentially English institutions may soon cease to exist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846270420
Publisher:
Granta UK
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Paul Kingsnorth has covered green issues for the Guardian, the Independent, and the Daily Telegraph.  His first book, One No, Many Yeses, explored the global resistance movement.

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