The English

The English : A Portrait of a People

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This is a brilliantly researched, hugely entertaining study of the English by Britain's best-known broadcaster. In the light of membership of Europe, the loss of an Empire and a devolved United Kingdom, the English no longer know who they are. Covering every aspect of the English identity (from cricket to Cumberland sausages, St George to Bernie Grant, the "Book of Common Prayer to Cool Britannia", John Bull to football thugs) and combining popular history with incisive interviews, Jeremy Paxman provides some fascinating and timely answers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 240.4g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141035145
  • 9780141035147
  • 300,312

About Jeremy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman was born in Yorkshire and now lives in London and Oxfordshire. He is the main anchor man for Newsnight, chairman of University Challenge and a frequent reviewer.show more

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