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The English By Jeremy Paxman

The English
by Jeremy Paxman

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In the light of membership of Europe, the loss of an Empire and a devolved United Kingdom, the English no longer seem to know who they are. Using literary sources and interviews, the author attempts to define - or redefine - English identity at the turn of the Millennium.
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The English by Jeremy Paxman

A brilliantly researched, hugely entertaining study of the English by Britain's best-known broadcaster. In the light of membership of Europe, the loss of an Empire and a devolved United Kingdom, the English no longer know who they are. Covering every aspect of the English identity (from cricket to Cumberland sausages, St George to Bernie Grant, the Book of Common Prayer to Cool Britannia, John Bull to football thugs) and combining popular history with incisive interviews, Jeremy Paxman provides some fascinating and timely answers.

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About Jeremy Paxman


Jeremy Paxman was born in Yorkshire and now lives in London and Oxfordshire. He is the main anchor man for Newsnight, chairman of University Challenge and frequent reviewer.

Table of Contents


The land of the lost content; funny foreigners; the English empire; "true born Eglishmen; we happy few; the parish of senses; home alone; there always was an England; the ideal englishman; meet the wife; old country, new country;

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GOR000410520
The English by Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Paxman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1999-09-30
320
0140267239
9780140267235
N/A
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