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Island Story : Journeying Through Unfamiliar Britain (Paperback) (J. D. Taylor)
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What is life like on this island? With a tent and a rusty bike, J.D. Taylor set off to find out.No other subject has spilt so much ink as Britain today. But whilst assuming a monopoly on national identity, a London-based elite has proven a poor forecaster of the political weather around the island.Sceptical and inquisitive, Taylor instead cycled all round Britain, interviewing and staying with strangers from all walks of life. Without a map and travelling with the most basic of gear, the journey revels in serendipity and schadenfreude.Island Story weaves histories, experiences and ideas to tell another kind of story: one of rebellion and retail parks, migration and inertia, pessimism and disappearing ways of life, and a fiery, unrealised desire for collective belonging and power.Think you know the island? Island Story will have you think again.
Number of Pages: 493
Genre: History, Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Europe / Great Britain, Cycling
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: J. D. Taylor
Street Date: July 12, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-5250
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