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England My England A Treasury of All Things English by Gerry Hanson
  

England My England A Treasury of All Things English

Biography / Autobiography   Travel   Poetry   

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A delightful, wide-ranging anthology about England and the English over the centuries - songs, poems, hymns, letters and prose - this ideal gift book is entertaining, witty, lyrical and heart-warming.

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England My England A Treasury of All Things English by Gerry Hanson

With contributions from Sir Thomas Beecham, Rupert Brooke, William Blake, Noel Coward, Rudyard Kipling, John Betjeman and many more, there is also a chapter entitled 'As Others See Us', which includes George Mikes' observation, 'An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.' With chapters on the English garden, language, institutions, heritage and how we see ourselves, this is a comprehensive treasury of the country and its people. An entertaining, eclectic and serendipitious collection that will delight and surprise in equal measure, England, My England is a real treasure house of pleasing patriotism to savour and share.

About the Author

Gerry Hansonis a TV and radio broadcaster andformer chairman of the Polite Society/Campaign for Courtesy.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th April 2012

Author

Gerry Hanson

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Author's Website

www.geraldhansenbooks.com/

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Publisher

Portico an imprint of Pavilion Books

Format

Hardback
224 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Travel
Poetry

Cultural studies

ISBN

9781907554490

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