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The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain

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ISBN 10: 0140071814 / 0-14-007181-4
ISBN 13: 9780140071818
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Softcover
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After eleven years of living as an American in London, Paul Theroux traveled clockwise around the entire coastline of Great Britain, Including Northern Ireland, to find out what Britain and the British are really like. It was 1982, the summer of the Falkands War, the Riots, and the birth of the royal heir, Prince William--and the ideal time, he found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result is a candid, funny, perceptive, and opinionated travelogue of his journey and his findings.


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"Few of us have seen the entirety of the coast, and I for one am grateful to Mr. Theroux for making my journey unnecessary. He describes it all brilliantly and honestly."

Anthony Burgess, Observer (London)

Review:

"Filled with history insights, landscape, epiphanies, meditations, celebrations and laments."

New York Times

 

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. Award winning writer Paul Theroux embarks on a journey that, though closer to home than most of his expeditions, uncovers some surprising truths about Britain and the British people in the 80s in The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain . Paul Theroux s round-Britain travelogue is funny, perceptive and best avoided by patriots with high blood pressure. After eleven years living as an American in London, Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise round the coast and find out what Britain and the British are really like. It was 1982, the summer of the Falklands War, the ideal time, he found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result makes superbly vivid and engaging reading. A sharp and funny descriptive writer. One of his golden talents, perhaps because he is American and therefore classless in British eyes, is the ability to chat up and get on with all sorts and conditions of British.Theroux is a good companion . ( The Times ). Filled with history, insights, landscape, epiphanies, meditations, celebrations and laments . ( The New York Times ). Few of us have seen the entirety of the coast and I for one am grateful to Mr Theroux for making my journey unnecessary. He describes it all brilliantly and honestly . (Anthony Burgess, Observer ). American travel writer Paul Theroux is known for the rich descriptions of people and places that is often streaked with his distinctive sense of irony; his other non-fiction titles, Riding the Iron Rooster , The Happy Isles of Oceania , Sunrise with Seamonsters , The Tao of Travel , Ghost Train to the Eastern Star , The Old Patagonian Express , The Great Railway Bazaar , Dark Star Safari , Fresh-air Fiend , Sir Vidia s Shadow , The Pillars of Hercules , and his novels and collections of short stories, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner The Mosquito Coast are available from Penguin. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140071818

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. Award winning writer Paul Theroux embarks on a journey that, though closer to home than most of his expeditions, uncovers some surprising truths about Britain and the British people in the 80s in The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain . Paul Theroux s round-Britain travelogue is funny, perceptive and best avoided by patriots with high blood pressure. After eleven years living as an American in London, Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise round the coast and find out what Britain and the British are really like. It was 1982, the summer of the Falklands War, the ideal time, he found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result makes superbly vivid and engaging reading. A sharp and funny descriptive writer. One of his golden talents, perhaps because he is American and therefore classless in British eyes, is the ability to chat up and get on with all sorts and conditions of British.Theroux is a good companion . ( The Times ). Filled with history, insights, landscape, epiphanies, meditations, celebrations and laments . ( The New York Times ). Few of us have seen the entirety of the coast and I for one am grateful to Mr Theroux for making my journey unnecessary. He describes it all brilliantly and honestly . (Anthony Burgess, Observer ). American travel writer Paul Theroux is known for the rich descriptions of people and places that is often streaked with his distinctive sense of irony; his other non-fiction titles, Riding the Iron Rooster , The Happy Isles of Oceania , Sunrise with Seamonsters , The Tao of Travel , Ghost Train to the Eastern Star , The Old Patagonian Express , The Great Railway Bazaar , Dark Star Safari , Fresh-air Fiend , Sir Vidia s Shadow , The Pillars of Hercules , and his novels and collections of short stories, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner The Mosquito Coast are available from Penguin. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780140071818

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