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Description for Sunshine Paperback. Alain de Boton meets The Cloudspotter's Guide in Robert Mighall's celebration of sunshine Num Pages: 288 pages, 40 blk & wht images. BIC Classification: WNWM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 197 x 19. Weight in Grams: 224.

Robert Mighall is hopelessly addicted to sunshine. He climbs ladders to catch the last rays of the descending sun and takes regular sun breaks during the working day, joining the smokers outside for his own furtive fix. An obsessive, yes, but he is only an extreme example of our national type. Sunshine explores this obsession.

It explains how sunshine became a symbol of health, hope and freedom in the early 20th century, and why we have much to thank the nudists for. It explores why sunshine gives us pleasure, the rites and rituals of modern sun-worship, and how ... Read more

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Hodder & Stoughton General Division United Kingdom
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About Robert Mighall
Robert Mighall was the editor of the Penguin Classics series (1997-2000), and before that a fellow in English at Merton College Oxford. He is currently a senior consultant and writer at a London design and branding agency, occasional journalist and inveterate sun-worshiper. He is the author of A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction (OUP, 1999), and has introduced and edited ... Read more

Reviews for Sunshine
'The perfect beach book'
'Compulsive, utterly idiosyncratic, unmistakeably British . . . essentially, this book is all feeling, radiating energy and nerves, with tantalising glimpses of Mighall's personal life'
The Sunday Times
'With verve and vigour ... quirky, chatty and informative'
Daily Mail
'(Mighall) traces the enduring association between sunshine and happiness . ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Sunshine

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