Island Story: Journeys Through Unfamiliar Britain, Paperback Book

Island Story: Journeys Through Unfamiliar Britain Paperback

Description

What is life like on this island? With a tent and a rusty bike, J.D. Taylor set off to find out. No other subject has spilt so much ink as Britain today.

But whilst assuming a monopoly on national identity, a London-based elite has proven a poor forecaster of the political weather around the island.

Sceptical and inquisitive, Taylor instead cycled all round Britain, interviewing and staying with strangers from all walks of life.

Without a map and travelling with the most basic of gear, the journey revels in serendipity and schadenfreude.

Island Story weaves histories, experiences and ideas to tell another kind of story: one of rebellion and retail parks, migration and inertia, pessimism and disappearing ways of life, and a fiery, unrealised desire for collective belonging and power.

Think you know the island? Island Story will have you think again.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Watkins Media
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9781910924204

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