English: A Story of Marmite, Queuing and Weather

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Escrito por

Ben Fogle

Narrado por

Rupert Farley




9h 17m 08s

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What makes the English English? Is it their eccentricity, their passionate love (or, indeed, hatred) of Marmite – or is it something less easily defined?Beginning at the top of a muddy Gloucestershire slope at the Coopers Hill cheese-rolling contest and traversing a landscape of lawns and queues, coastlines and sporting arenas, Ben Fogle takes us on a journey through the peculiarly English: a country of wax jackets, cricket, boat races and jellied eels, by way of national treasures such as the shipping forecast, fish and chips and the Wellington boot. Not to mention the Dunkirk spirit of relentless optimism in the face of adversity, be it the heroic failure of Captain Scott’s doomed Antarctic expedition, or simply the perennial hope for better weather.The archetypal Englishman – lover of labradors and Land Rovers yet holder of two passports – Ben applauds all things quintessentially English while also paying tribute to the history, culture and ideas adopted with such gusto that they have become part of the fabric of the country. Written with Ben’s trademark warmth and wit, this is a light-hearted yet touching tribute to all things English.This bestselling book by Ben Fogle, the Sunday Times bestselling author, is a humorous and cultural exploration of what it means to be English. It's a social science study wrapped in the warmth and wit of Fogle's storytelling, making it a must-read for anyone interested in anthropology or the peculiarities of the English.For fans of Simon Reeve (Step By Step), Monty Don (Nigel), Kate Humble (Thinking on My Feet), Michael Sparrow (Country Doctor), and Bear Grylls (Do Your Best).

Idioma: Inglés

Duración: 9h 17m 08s

Publicado por HarperCollins UK

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