Germania : A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern Paperback / softback
by Simon Winder
`It made me laugh so hard that I woke up my wife and had to give up reading the book in bed.
If Bill Bryson had collaborated with W. G. Sebald to write a book about Germany, they might have wound up with something like this' Sunday Times Germania is a very personal guide to the Germany that Simon Winder loves.
Equally passionate about the region's history, folklore, cuisine, architecture and landscape, Winder describes Germany's past afresh - and in doing so sees a country much like our own: Protestant, aggressive and committed to eating some very strange food.
This accessible, enthusiastic and startlingly vivid account is a brilliant introduction to the hidden wonders of Germany. `A splendid offering' Financial Times `His excitement is beguiling and infectious . . . There are many pleasures to be savoured in Germania, gems that make Winder's clever, rambunctious work a book to treasure' Literary Review `Beautifully written and insightful' Irish Times
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 04/02/2011
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780330451406
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