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24%OFFTravis Elborough - Wish You Were Here: England on Sea - 9780340935118 - V9780340935118
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Wish You Were Here: England on Sea

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Description for Wish You Were Here: England on Sea Paperback. A fascinating look into how and why the English love to be beside the seaside. Num Pages: 256 pages, Black and white photos. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; HBJD1; HBTB; WT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 195 x 131 x 21. Weight in Grams: 166.

In this gloriously original social history, Travis Elborough argues that our national character - our snobbishness and willingness to laugh at ourselves, our attitudes to sex and fair play and our chequered relationship with national pride - has been forged against a backdrop of stormy skies and pebbly beaches. Covering everything from Agatha Christie to the Prince Regent via Billy Butlin and Brighton Rock, this is a book for anyone who has ever wrestled with a deckchair, braved a sopping esplanade or felt the crunch of sand in a sandwich.

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Hodder & Stoughton London
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About Travis Elborough
Descending from a line that pioneered pirate-themed eateries and shell-shaded electric lamps, Travis grew up in Worthing on the Sussex coast. It is quite hard to grow up in a place where almost everyone else has gone to die. He is the author of two acclaimed books, The Bus We Loved and The Long-Player Goodbye. He lives in London. ... Read more

Reviews for Wish You Were Here: England on Sea
Elborough is an English nostalgist in the mode of John Betjeman... as a cultural commentator [Elborough] is a terrific companion... Wish You Were Here is quirky, chatty, charming and optimistic - an ideal read for the English beach.
Frances Wilson, Sunday Times
Meticulously researched and trenchantly expressed, Wish You Were Here is as bright and breezy as a ... Read more

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