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Wish You Were Here: England on Sea, Paperback / softback Book

Wish You Were Here: England on Sea Paperback / softback


In this gloriously original social history, Travis Elborough argues that our national character - our snobbishness and willingness to laugh at ourselves, our attitudes to sex and fair play and our chequered relationship with national pride - has been forged against a backdrop of stormy skies and pebbly beaches.

Covering everything from Agatha Christie to the Prince Regent via Billy Butlin and Brighton Rock, this is a book for anyone who has ever wrestled with a deckchair, braved a sopping esplanade or felt the crunch of sand in a sandwich.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages, Black and white photos
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780340935118

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