The Kingdom by the Sea

The Kingdom by the Sea : A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain

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After eleven years as an American living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the British were really like. The result is this perceptive, hilarious record of the journey. Whether in Cornwall or Wales, Ulster or Scotland, the people he encountered along the way revealed far more of themselves than they perhaps intended to display to a stranger. Theroux captured their rich and varied conversational commentary with caustic wit and penetrating insight.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 353 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 22mm | 408g
  • Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0618658955
  • 9780618658954
  • 255,505

About Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux, 1941 in Massachusetts geboren, reiste nach dem Hochschulabschluss 1963 nach Italien und Afrika, wo er als Lehrer arbeitete. 1968 übernahm er für drei Jahre einen Lehrstuhl an der Universität in Singapur. In dieser Zeit schrieb er Kurzgeschichten, Artikel für Zeitungen und verfasste zahlreiche Romane. In den frühen Siebzigerjahren zog er mit seiner Familie nach England und legte preisgekrönte Romane und viele erfolgreiche Reisebücher vor. Heute lebt Paul Theroux in den USA.
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4,021 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (1,539)
3 27% (1,103)
2 8% (309)
1 2% (84)
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