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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Watkins Media
- Publication Date: 16/06/2016
- Category: Cultural studies
- ISBN: 9781910924204