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The Return of a Native Reporter

Chesshyre, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0670817341 / ISBN 13: 9780670817344
Published by Viking, New York, London, 1987
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1987 Stated First Published 1987, Near Fine Book, Near Fine unclipped jacket, 320 clean tight unmarked pages, book has full dark blue cloth boards with silver embossed lettering on the spine, jacket is white with black lettering and color illustrations of pieces of a torn British flag. Bookseller Inventory # 003947

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Title: The Return of a Native Reporter

Publisher: Viking, New York, London

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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A British journalist reports on his rediscovery of his native country after four years in the United States, exploring the changed attitudes of British society and the faded sense of national unity

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Englishman Chesshyre served for four years in the U.S. as correspondent for the British newspaper The Observer. He returned home in 1985 to find dismaying changes. Here he describes decaying, extremely filthy cities and towns, bumbling institutions (National Health, the school system, etc.) and unfulfilled hopes sparked by the North Sea oil discovery. He charges that the English are now viciously racist, the rich indifferent to the poor and homeless, the citizenry apathetic to the alarming rise in crime. The thoughtful, perceptive author argues that at the root of these troubles is a constricted class system that continues to keep people in "their place." Those with enterprisescientists and other professionalsemigrate in large numbers, adding to the failings Chesshyre lays at the door of 10 Downing Street.
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