Hope And Glory: The Days That Made Britain
- Ebury Press
- Publication Date:
- 09 June 2011
- Travel Writing
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Stuart Maconie comes up with a particular date, supposedly significant, in each decade of the twentieth century, then wanders around the country, stopping at cafes and loving everybody. Having read a few of Maconie's other books, I found the formula too familiar, and if, like me, you're a stickler for facts, you'll be appalled by some of the clunkers in here; from the date of the start of the twentieth century to the shape of Enoch Powell's moustache, the author rides roughshod in search of a good story or a humorous point. I quite enjoyed the chapters on the ascent of Everest and the 1966 World Cup, but the overall effect is one of hack work.
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