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A fairly enjoyable wittily written book on *What Makes The English Errm EnglishSome Interesting *makes the English errm EnglishSome nteresting to be had but the relentless factual style made me feel like I d been put n the stocks and pelted with facts for several hoursObviously n a book of this type you re going to get a lot of generalisations The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) its to be expected nonetheless some of them didn t really sound like the English people I spend time with I must say A couple of gripes Firstly t s very south centric Driven (Full Throttle, if you live north of say Birmingham there s not so much localnterest

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as there for the rest of us Secondly I thought there was a little too much on physical geographical and geological stuff and not enough on the human angle I found myself skim reading a few chapters as a resultStill a pretty enjoyable easy uick read A fascinating and Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine illuminating book farnteresting and thoughtful than ts subtitle suggests From why we drive on the left to why we don t talk to our neighbours doesn t cover t at allMount begins by examining the England s geology and shows how My Dead Pets Are Interesting its great variety has begun to shapets economic activity He moves on to the soil our waterways our towns landowning history gardens Heat It Up (Out of Uniform, industry He s full ofnformation and most nteresting facts which he dispenses with a light touch His enthusiasm fostered my enthusiasm This s an engaging and often amusing book from which I learnt a great deal The English landscape s unlike any other country around the world from the patchwork fields to the geology beneath our feet We have an amazing diversity from salt marches to soaring cliffs sandy beaches to the stunning Jurassic coastIn this book Mount looks at the nteraction between the English landscape and the English psyche and how the land and place O Mistério do Lago (Inspetor Erlendur, in the world that wenhabit has nfluenced us as much as we have nfluenced Tristes trópicos it He breaks this downnto four categories geography weather geology and history Each chapter Pax Indica in the book covers an aspect one of these elements and considers just how the place where someone livess defined by the soils the rock and by waterIt A Modest Independence (Parish Orphans of Devon, is anformative book and does make for nteresting reading Towards the end of the book the focus drops a little and the solid links that make for nteresting reading Towards the end of the book the focus drops a little and the solid links that there Büyücü ve Cam Küre (Kara Kule, in the beginning become tenuous towards the end A fascinating compendium of facts that helped me understand why English towns architecture and gardens are the way they are and how geological features and weather patterns have shaped the country Some oft seems self explanatory an The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick island nations prone to Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry Study Guide isolationist policies hello Brexit mostndustry was centered Gospođa (Suzana in the North sot remains a place of huge grimy cities like Manchester and Leeds But I learned a ton and all the so because I have been to and thus was able to picture many of the places Mount discusses The first few chapters are a little Join Harry Mount on his journey through England as he uncovers the national characteristics behind the English look a liking for old things for smallness and gentleness; a taste for the picturesue and the slightly shabby; a preference for accidental natural beauty over grand human designs The book explains how the size of the fields EGGcellent Joke Book is produced by malenheritance laws and the erratic ways of the rambling English hedge; how the ndustrial revolution created the modern English waistline; and why the Midlands became the home of the British curry It dentifies the materials that made Engla. Ry but Chapter 5 on English towns s a HIGHLIGHT AND THE BOOK PICKS UP FROM THERE THERE and the book picks up from there There a knowing humor to Mount s writing that even an outsider can appreciateSome favorite observations This ndifference to bad weather bleeds nto the pleasingly unself ndulgent side of the English along with Theres No Place Like D-Wing its extreme Spartan edgesncluding a positively masochistic taste for discomfort and rain and the deal combination of the two the camping holiday Where buildings become archetypally English s n the camping holiday Where buildings become archetypally English s Monster, Vol. 3: The Perfect Edition in the of those foreign architectural features an example of our make do and mend hodgepodge approach to the visual arts our taste for the compromise over the grand projet and our preference for customizing other people sdeas rather than creating our own eg Italian nspired terrace houses The English aren t good at mmaculate Dancing With The Devil idealized beauty whethert s their clothes their art or their teeth The beauty that springs up unbidden from apparent neglect Tell Me Everything is their thing In England 100 yearss nothing and 100 miles Parental Guidance (Ice Knights, is enormousn America Die Zeit, die uns bleibt it s the other way round Thiss a very gentle history of England and the English Do not look here for rough edges thoughtful criticism and review Here you find an England of rose flanked doors respectful tolerance and shy ntrospection The basic and probably legitimate premise of this book s that the physical nature of land nature and weather formed the Claiming Cullen idiosyncratic character of the English So England made the English rather than the other way aroundWell that s a gooddea but how long has England and the English existed And The Castlemaine Murders (Phryne Fisher, is what the authordentifies as English any than the product of Victorian success and 20th Centaury decline And Titanium Mike Saves the Day is a Cornish Englishman the same as a Cumbrian And do Cumbrians really exist or are they ghosts of Cumberland and Westland I doubt that Englishs enough of a fixed entity to be able to pin down the factors that make them so to any one time place or environmental factorI don t think you can have a book that openly admits that the geology of England The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse, is varied than almost anywhere else on Earth but still maintain thatt San Angelo Showdown (Blood Bond, is responsiblen part for some overarching Englishness Clearly England s geology has had and still has a profound mpact on the economy of the country but the dead coal villages of the economy of the country but the dead coal villages of Somerset and Northumbria are really very very different despite clear but often unacknowledged similarities Now this book s Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse interesting to read evenf I did want to argue with the author on many occasions but some things really need to be tightened up a bit Most of us living The Italian Kitten Meets The Russian Wolf (Giovanni Family, in the south of England share DNA with pure blood Celts which would be of greatnterest Isabel (Families of Dorset if anybody could agree who the Celts were and evenf they actually even existed as a distinct people Bath the only naturally occurring hot springs n England really There are hot spri. Nd too like the faint pink Aberdeen granite of the kerbstones; and that precise English mix of air temperature smell and light that hits you the moment you touch down at HeathrowThis book spans new England as well as the rolling hills and patchwork landscape of Tourist Board England the hedge funder's taste for Victorian terraced houses turned nto minimalist white boxes; and the steel reinforced concrete that changed the English city horizon England and the English have been shaped by our weather geology and geography; by being a coal rich northerly sland off the edge of a vast land Ngs n nearby Bristol I could go on but I think I have made my pointBut From the Highest Mountain in the end I thinkt was the circularity of some of the arguments put forward Enchanted Heart in this book that I found most hard to cope with A love of ancient ruinss apparently a marker of Englishness because
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English countryside lots of them So where does this start They are there because they are valued or did they become valued because they were there So this seems to a flawed maybe naccurate book which nonetheless does try to look at the now contested ground of EnglishnessI would suggest you try to read a few chapters before you press purchase The book was not uite what I had expected from the title I thought t was along the line of Watching the English Of Grave Concern (An Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery, ie an anthropological sort of study of why peoplen England behave the way they doThat s definitely not what the book turned out to be The first couple of chapters were a very detailed look Darkness Avenged (Guardians of Eternity, into the geology of the country the groundwork so to speak It followed why the Romans or Normans had settled where they did and how that shaped the development of the countryThe next chapters go on to speak about the weather the railway and thiss also when the author makes comparisons to life on the continent and how the English climatesoil etc made different developments possible Very Bound in Lingerie (Bare Naked Designs, interested was the chapter on building with local stone and distinctive styles of buildingsI felt that while the book was excellently researched the comparisons were not 100% scientific rather based on the author s observation on what he d seenheard of life elsewhere That said I still liked this a lott was a good read and gave me some Red Wine Technology insights I might not have come up with on my ownIt s a book you ll likef you like England a lot not a book for someone who wants to understand the country or Its Hotter In Hawaii (Men of Hawaii its people better Butf you like England than this Cataclysm is a great read I was expecting something completely different from what this book offered Its basically a geography of the England and how Ultima Rumba En La Habana it affects the way people livehousing trade dialect etc The major thrusts about the weather and why Return To Me its so varied on such a small Le Collectionneur island I think the title suggest something a little than that which I thought would be a study of English customs food and why they are so self containedIts an Snapped 2 interesting bookf you are looking for a climate explanation but expect not much than that I enjoyed reading this book but t just didn t give me the satisfied feeling that I was expecting This book attempts to describe how the coun A fascinating nteresting well written read I had to push myself through certain parts of Diana Ross it the origins of rock for example but virtually every page had annsightful gem A bit geographical at times but still a very A Killers Touch interesting read I felt veryntellectual reading this as opposed at times but still a very nteresting read I felt very ntellectual reading this as opposed any ordinary novel. Ass moored between the Atlantic and the North Sea warmed by the Gulf StreamBecause of all these things we drink too much we're bad at speaking foreign languages and we're shy particularly with the opposite sex But they also mean we're good at defending ourselves fascinated by nature and gardens obsessed with walking Rough Sex In Her Lonely Cabin indifferent to comfort and determined to preserve the past THe most geologically varied small countryn the world has produced Evas Deadline its mostdiosyncratic people; and the English character and the landscape of that small country are Haunted (The Arnaud Legacy, inextricably linkedFrom thenside front cover. ,
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