Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain (Paperback)Robert Winder (author)
Presenting vast amounts of research in an entertaining and lucid fashion, Winder's authoritative account of Britain's complex relationship with immigration is truly revelatory reading.
The story of the way Britain has been settled and influenced by foreign people and ideas is as old as the land itself. In this original, important and inspiring book, Robert Winder tells of the remarkable migrations that have founded and defined a nation.
'Our aristocracy was created by a Frenchman, William the Conqueror, who also created our medieval architecture, our greatest artistic glory. Our royal family is German, our language a bizarre confection of Latin, Saxon and, latterly, Indian and American. Our shops and banks were created by Jews. We did not stand alone against Hitler; the empire stood beside us. And our food is, of course, anything but British... Winder has a thousand stories to tell and he tells them well' - Sunday Times
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 42 mm
If there is one book I would wish onto the school curriculum, this would be it - Sathnam Sanghera
Supremely readable - The Times
Totally absorbing and revelatory . . . could not be more timely - Daily Mail
Enlightened and illuminating. Winder goes a long way towards defining what we are as a nation - Independent
He has a good eye for the telling anecdote. There is so much to intrigue and delight - Spectator
A breath of fresh air in a foul and fetid room - Sunday Times
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