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Betjeman´s England

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Description for Betjeman´s England Paperback. An affectionate and unabashed celebration of Englishness from one of the nation's most popular poets Num Pages: 320 pages, maps. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 22. Weight in Grams: 216.

For more than half a century, Betjeman's writings have awakened readers to the intimacy of English places - from the smell of gaslight in suburban churches, to the hissing of backwash on a shingle beach. Betjeman is England's greatest topologist: whether he's talking about a townhall or a teashop, he gets to the nub of what makes unexpected places unique. This new collection of his writings, arranged geographically, offers an essential gazetteer to the physical landmarks of Betjeman Country.

A new addition to the popular series of Betjeman anthologies, following on from Trains and Buttered Toast and Tennis Whites ... Read more

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John Murray Press
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About John Betjeman
John Betjeman was born in 1906 and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. His gave his first radio talk in 1932; future appearances made him into a national celebrity. He was knighted in 1969 and became poet laureate in 1972. He died in 1984. Stephen Games writes about in architecture and language. He was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, ... Read more

Reviews for Betjeman´s England
'Betjeman chronicles the English way of life in exquisite, affectionate and often hilarious detail'
'Betjeman was an original and a star'
Daily Mail
'Remarkable collection ... this is a real treat for any fan of Betjeman, and a testament to Games's remarkable research and reconstruction'
Sunday Telegraph
'The extracts published here capture the ... Read more

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