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Britain Etc.

Mark Easton

Mark Easton's Britain Etc.looks at the UK through its relationship to 26 subjects - one for each letter of the alphabet. From Alcohol, Beat Bobbies, Cheese and Dogs through Immigration, Justice, Knives and Murder to the Queen, Umbrellas, Vegetables and the Zzzz of a well-deserved rest, the book's meticulously researched but accessible essays map the back-story of contemporary Britain. With each lettered chapter, the reader is invited to look at the United Kingdom in a new way: standing back to see our small islands in a global or historical context, and then diving down to scrutinise vital details that may be overlooked. Taken together, the essays reveal a Britain that cannot be seen through the prism of daily news or current affairs. A park, a wedding, a beggar and a carrot all take on new significance once you have read Britain Etc. As the UK welcomes millions of visitors to its shores for the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, this is a book that offers insight into the psyche of Britain; a nation's obsessions, prejudices, values and idiosyncrasies. What sort of place is it, what are the natives like, and how did we get to where we are?

Mark Easton's Britain Etc.looks at the UK through its relationship to 26 subjects - one for each letter of the alphabet. From Alcohol, Beat Bobbies, Cheese and Dogs through Immigration, Justice, Knives and Murder to the Queen, Umbrellas, Vegetables and the Zzzz of a well-deserved rest, the book's meticulously researched but accessible essays map the back-story of contemporary Britain. With each lettered chapter, the reader is invited to look at the United Kingdom in a new way: standing back to see our small islands in a global or historical context, and then diving down to scrutinise vital details that may be overlooked. Taken together, the essays reveal a Britain that cannot be seen through the prism of daily news or current affairs. A park, a wedding, a beggar and a carrot all take on new significance once you have read Britain Etc. As the UK welcomes millions of visitors to its shores for the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, this is a book that offers insight into the psyche of Britain; a nation's obsessions, prejudices, values and idiosyncrasies. What sort of place is it, what are the natives like, and how did we get to where we are?
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Mark Easton's Britain Etc.looks at the UK through its relationship to 26 subjects - one for each letter of the alphabet. From Alcohol, Beat Bobbies, Cheese and Dogs through Immigration, Justice, Knives and Murder to the Queen, Umbrellas, Vegetables and the Zzzz of a well-deserved rest, the book's meticulously researched but accessible essays map the back-story of contemporary Britain. With each lettered chapter, the reader is invited to look at the United Kingdom in a new way: standing back to see our small islands in a global or historical context, and then diving down to scrutinise vital details that may be overlooked. Taken together, the essays reveal a Britain that cannot be seen through the prism of daily news or current affairs. A park, a wedding, a beggar and a carrot all take on new significance once you have read Britain Etc. As the UK welcomes millions of visitors to its shores for the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, this is a book that offers insight into the psyche of Britain; a nation's obsessions, prejudices, values and idiosyncrasies. What sort of place is it, what are the natives like, and how did we get to where we are?

Language:

English

Length:

9h 59m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

06:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

23:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

26:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:59