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Engel's England : thirty-nine counties, one capital and one man

Engel, Matthew, 1951-2014
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England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the start of it. Every county is fascinating, the product of a millennium or more of history: still a unique slice of a nation that has not quite lost its ancient diversity. He finds the well-dressers of Derbyshire and the pyromaniacs of Sussex; the Hindus and huntsmen of Leicestershire; the goddess-worshippers of Somerset. He tracks down the real Lancashire, hedonistic Essex, and the most mysterious house in Middlesex. In Durham he goes straight from choral evensong to the dog track. As he seeks out the essence of each county - from Yorkshire's broad acres to the microdot of Rutland - Engel always finds the unexpected.
Imprint:
London : Profile Books, 2014.
Collation:
xxi, 538 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes index.
ISBN:
9781846685712 (hbk)
Local class:
T/ENGE
Language:
English
BRN:
3646748
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