Real England: The Battle Against the Bland

Real England: The Battle Against the Bland

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By (author) Paul Kingsnorth

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  • Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 24mm | 494g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1846270413
  • ISBN 13: 9781846270413
  • Sales rank: 1,075,465

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We see the signs around us every day: the chain cafes 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 will refract 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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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. http://www.paulkingsnorth.net/realengland.html

Review quote

"'Magnificent: one of the most important books I have read in a long time. Revealing, stirring and brilliantly written, it should be read by everyone in England.' Zac Goldsmith, editor of The Ecologist"