Just the kind of quizzical book you would expect from Jeremy Paxman. He questions the character, history, ways and obsessions of the English in the same way he might grill a politician although here he is the one providing the answers or his rather his opinion. A great book to dip in to and full of interesting facts and fictions.
Jeremy Paxman is to many the embodiment of Englishness yet even he is sometimes forced to ask: who or what exactly are the English? And in setting about addressing this most vexing of questions, Paxman discovers answers to a few others. Like: Why do the English actually enjoy feeling persecuted? What is behind the English obsession with games? How did they acquire their odd attitudes to sex and to food? Where did they get their extraordinary capacity for hypocrisy? Covering history, attitudes to foreigners, sport, stereotypes, language and much, much more, "The English" brims over with stories and anecdotes that provide a fascinating portrait of a nation and its people.
Publication date: 06/09/2007
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||6th September 2007|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, History,|
Jeremy Paxman is a renowned broadcaster, award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of seven works of non-fiction, including The English, The Political Animal and Empire.More About Jeremy Paxman