By Ben Fogle
What makes the English English? Is it their eccentricity, their passionate love (or, certainly, hatred) of Marmite – or is it anything much less simply defined?
Beginning on the best of a muddy Gloucestershire slope on the Coopers Hill cheese-rolling contest and traversing a panorama of lawns and queues, coastlines and carrying arenas, Ben Fogle takes us on a trip during the particularly English: a rustic of wax jackets, cricket, boat races and jellied eels, in terms of nationwide treasures corresponding to the transport forecast, fish and chips and the Wellington boot. let alone the Dunkirk spirit of relentless optimism within the face of adversity, be it the heroic failure of Captain Scott’s doomed Antarctic excursion, or just the perennial desire for greater weather.
The archetypal Englishman – lover of labradors and Land Rovers but holder of 2 passports – Ben applauds all issues quintessentially English whereas additionally paying tribute to the heritage, tradition and concepts followed with such gusto that they have got develop into a part of the material of the rustic. Written with Ben’s trademark heat and wit, this can be a light-hearted but touching tribute to all issues English.
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English: A Story of Marmite, Queuing and Weather by Ben Fogle