Wish You Were Here: England on Sea (Paperback)
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Wish You Were Here: England on Sea (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 12/05/2011
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In this gloriously original social history, Travis Elborough argues that our national character - our snobbishness and willingness to laugh at ourselves, our attitudes to sex and fair play and our chequered relationship with national pride - has been forged against a backdrop of stormy skies and pebbly beaches. Covering everything from Agatha Christie to the Prince Regent via Billy Butlin and Brighton Rock, this is a book for anyone who has ever wrestled with a deckchair, braved a sopping esplanade or felt the crunch of sand in a sandwich.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9780340935118
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 184 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 17 mm


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Elborough is an English nostalgist in the mode of John Betjeman... as a cultural commentator [Elborough] is a terrific companion... Wish You Were Here is quirky, chatty, charming and optimistic - an ideal read for the English beach. - Frances Wilson, Sunday Times

Meticulously researched and trenchantly expressed, Wish You Were Here is as bright and breezy as a trip in a pleasure steamer. - Daily Mail

[Elborough] has done his research thoroughly and writes with enormous wit and feeling. His book punches far above its weight in both style and substance. - Mail on Sunday

a charming study of our national beachside frolics - Independent

Timely, bittersweet beach reading - Telegraph

The perfect beach book - Marie Claire

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