Mustn't grumble / Joe Bennett.

By: Bennett, Joe, 1957- [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2006Description: 280 p. : maps ; 23 cmISBN: 9780743276276; 0743276272; 9781416526032; 9781416526032 ; 141652603X Other title: Must not grumbleSubject(s): Bennett, Joe, 1957- -- Travel -- England | National characteristics, English | England -- Social life and customs -- 21st century | England -- Description and travelDDC classification: 914.20486 Online resources: Publisher description Summary: Eighteen years ago, Joe Bennett left England for a holiday. Now it's time to come back. But how is the England of his memory different from the England of the motorway? Identikit High Streets, imported cheeriness ('Welcome to Sunny Grimsby!'), chicken tikka poker machine pubs - things aren't what they used to be. But the longer Joe travels, the more he wonders whether things were ever what they used to be in England. Even a century ago, H. V. Morton, the nation's most celebrated eulogiser, was In Search of England. Criss-crossing the country by varying means of transport and with varying degrees of enthusiasm, Joe Bennett delivers a dazzlingly funny and poignant portrait of his homeland - part love letter, part eulogy and part diatribe.
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"An accidental return to England"--Cover.

Originally published: London: Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Eighteen years ago, Joe Bennett left England for a holiday. Now it's time to come back. But how is the England of his memory different from the England of the motorway? Identikit High Streets, imported cheeriness ('Welcome to Sunny Grimsby!'), chicken tikka poker machine pubs - things aren't what they used to be. But the longer Joe travels, the more he wonders whether things were ever what they used to be in England. Even a century ago, H. V. Morton, the nation's most celebrated eulogiser, was In Search of England. Criss-crossing the country by varying means of transport and with varying degrees of enthusiasm, Joe Bennett delivers a dazzlingly funny and poignant portrait of his homeland - part love letter, part eulogy and part diatribe.

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