How England Made the English

From Why We Drive on the Left to Why We Don't Talk to Our Neighbours

Explains how our national characteristics - our sense of humour, our hobbies, our favourite foods and our behaviour with the opposite sex - are all defined by our nation's extraordinary geography, geology, climate and weather. This book helps you learn how we would be as freezing cold as Siberia without the Gulf Stream.

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Harry Mount is the author of Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, his best-selling book on Latin, and A Lust for Window Sills - A Guide to British Buildings. A journalist for many newspapers and magazines, he has been a New York correspondent and a leader writer for the Daily Telegraph. He studied classics and history at Oxford, and architectural history at the Courtauld Institute. He lives in north London.

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A lovely book, very engaging and easy to read. There are chapters on weather and soil and stone, on the history of hedges or the making of suburbia, all of them infectious did-you-knows. Mount is a natural and enthusiastic sharer of knowledge Evening Standard Charming and nerdily fact-stuffed Guardian Lively, a delight. Mount's paragraphs explode with information ... I love all this, want more, and am given it. The sort of book, in its temperament and in its detail, that has helped to make England English Spectator Mount is as perceptive as he is obsessive, and time and again he skewers with unfailing accuracy some aspect of our national character Mail on Sunday 'Fascinating. Mount's an intelligent, funny and always interesting companion Daily Mail
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 368
Erscheinungsdatum 04.04.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-670-91914-7
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/13/2,5 cm
Gewicht 318 g
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