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Real England: The Battle Against The Bland

Out of Print

By: Paul Kingsnorth

312 pages, B/w photos

Portobello Books

Paperback | Apr 2008 | #174902 | ISBN-13: 9781846270413
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About this book

We see the signs around us every day: the chain cafes and superstores that dominate our high streets; the decline of small farms and the loss of post offices; the headlines about yet another traditional industry going to the wall. Now, for the first time, here is a book that makes the connection between these isolated, incremental, local changes and the bigger picture of a nation whose identity is being eroded.

As he travels around the country meeting fruit-growers, lock keepers, stall owners and the inhabitants of Chinatown, Paul Kingsnorth records the kind of conversations that are taking place in country pubs and corner shops across the land - while warning us that, unless we act, such quintessentially English institutions may cease to exist.

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