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England 1000 Things You Need to Know by Nicholas Hobbes
  

England 1000 Things You Need to Know

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Synopsis

England 1000 Things You Need to Know by Nicholas Hobbes

Despite a thousand years of glorious history, the people of England know surprisingly little about the facts and fables, people and places and events and emblems that have shaped their country and its heritage. * Where did John Bull come from? * What is the Long Man of Wilmington? * Who abolished Christmas? * When did roast beef become a national dish? From the White Cliffs of Dover to MG Rover, from Newcastle Brown Ale to Royal Mail, and from John Milton to blue stilton, Nicholas Hobbes explains and celebrates every aspect of Englishness for a modern audience. The result is as entertaining as it is essential.

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'Packed with obscure miscellany and trivia, this is an indispensable guide to our national character, as well as a compendium of all things English.'
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About the Author

Nicholas Hobbes is a writer living in London and the author of Essential Militaria and Stumped! The Sports Fan's Book of Answers (Atlantic Books, 2003 and 2007).

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Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2008

Author

Nicholas Hobbes

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Social & cultural history
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ISBN

9781843547976

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