ISBN 10: 0224087355 / ISBN 13: 9780224087353
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: In this selection from over twenty years of reporting and writing, Ian Jack takes us to a place of which there are now only memories and ruins--the Great Britain that gave us the Industrial Revolution, a nation that led the world in feats of engineering, a Britain of empire, a place of vital cities, each with their own unique identity, and a country whose residual presence can still be found in the strangest corners of the world. These pieces set out to deal with contemporary Britain--national disasters, football matches, obesity, etc.--but are drawn back in time, vexed by the question of what came before. In "Women and Children First," watching the film Titanic leads to an investigation into the legend of Wallace Henry Hartley, the famous band leader of the doomed liner, and a journey into the Lancashire mill towns of the early twentieth century; "The 12:10 to Leeds," a magnificent report on the Hatfield rail crash, begins its hunt for clues in the eighteenth century in the search for those responsible. We travel further afield, finding vestiges of a vanished Britain in the Indian Subcontinent. Here we meet characters like the maverick English missionary, scientist and linguist William Carey, credited with importing India's first steam engine, or Mr. Goonawardene, a wise lunatic who spends his days at Colombo railway station--men whose stories are only possible because of the British empire. This wonderful collection brings together Ian Jack's most important and brilliant pieces. Full of the style, knowledge, and intimacy that make his work so special, they are the perfect introduction to the work of one of the country's finest writers, as well as the country that gave him his voice. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.58 avg rating
(19 ratings)

Synopsis: In this selection from over twenty years of reporting and writing, Ian Jack takes us to a place of which there are now only memories and ruins—the Great Britain that gave us the Industrial Revolution, a nation that led the world in feats of engineering, a Britain of empire, a place of vital cities, each with their own unique identity, and a country whose residual presence can still be found in the strangest corners of the world. These pieces set out to deal with contemporary Britain—national disasters, football matches, obesity, etc.—but are drawn back in time, vexed by the question of what came before. In "Women and Children First," watching the film Titanic leads to an investigation into the legend of Wallace Henry Hartley, the famous band leader of the doomed liner, and a journey into the Lancashire mill towns of the early twentieth century; "The 12:10 to Leeds," a magnificent report on the Hatfield rail crash, begins its hunt for clues in the eighteenth century in the search for those responsible. We travel further afield, finding vestiges of a vanished Britain in the Indian Subcontinent. Here we meet characters like the maverick English missionary, scientist and linguist William Carey, credited with importing India's first steam engine, or Mr. Goonawardene, a wise lunatic who spends his days at Colombo railway station—men whose stories are only possible because of the British empire. This wonderful collection brings together Ian Jack's most important and brilliant pieces. Full of the style, knowledge, and intimacy that make his work so special, they are the perfect introduction to the work of one of the country's finest writers, as well as the country that gave him his voice.

About the Author: Ian Jack was a co-founder of the Independent on Sunday and worked at the Sunday Times as a reporter, editor, feature writer, and foreign correspondent, as well as writing regularly for the Guardian. He is the author of Before the Oil Ran Out: Britain 1977-86 and The Crash That Stopped Britain.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Book Condition: Used

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ian Jack
Published by Jonathan Cape 03/09/2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0224087355 ISBN 13: 9780224087353
Used Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Fun_Meister
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jonathan Cape 03/09/2009, 2009. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780224087353

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ian Jack
Published by Jonathan Cape 03/09/2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0224087355 ISBN 13: 9780224087353
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jonathan Cape 03/09/2009, 2009. Book Condition: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780224087353

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jack, Ian
Published by Jonathan Cape (2009)
ISBN 10: 0224087355 ISBN 13: 9780224087353
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Brit Books
(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1334403

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jack, Ian
Published by Jonathan Cape (2009)
ISBN 10: 0224087355 ISBN 13: 9780224087353
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Brit Books
(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 2297478

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ian Jack
Published by Jonathan Cape 03/09/2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0224087355 ISBN 13: 9780224087353
Used Quantity Available: 3
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jonathan Cape 03/09/2009, 2009. Book Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780224087353

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jack, Ian
Published by Jonathan Cape (2009)
ISBN 10: 0224087355 ISBN 13: 9780224087353
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Greener Books
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002186658

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jack, Ian
Published by Jonathan Cape (2009)
ISBN 10: 0224087355 ISBN 13: 9780224087353
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Reuseabook
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Bookseller Inventory # CHL2165989

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jack, Ian
Published by Random House UK
ISBN 10: 0224087355 ISBN 13: 9780224087353
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
INSIGNIA BOOKS
(doncaster, SY, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House UK. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0224087355. Bookseller Inventory # HHH0039913

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 5.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jack, Ian
Published by Random House UK
ISBN 10: 0224087355 ISBN 13: 9780224087353
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
INSIGNIA BOOKS
(doncaster, SY, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House UK. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0224087355 UK BASED SELLER SHIPS DAILY ALL OVERSEAS VIA AIRMAIL *PLEASE NOTE COVER MAY VARY TO ONE SHOWN. clipped dj. previous owners inscription to the fep and sticker to the fep. Bookseller Inventory # DD0016774

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ian Jack
ISBN 10: 0224087355 ISBN 13: 9780224087353
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookHolders
(gambrills, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Fair. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Torn pages: YES ] [ Edition: Reprint ] Small tears on the jacket and the navy page before the title. Publisher: Random House UK Pub Date: 9/1/2009 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 352 Reprint edition. Bookseller Inventory # 5614651

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 11 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book