Everyone talks about ‘Middle England’. Occasionally they suggest one thing poor, like a lynch mob of tabloid readers, and from time to time they imply anything good, like a pint of ale in a sleepy Cotswold village. But just in which and what is Middle England? Stuart Maconie didn’t know both, so he packed his Thermos and sandwiches and established off to obtain out… Is Middle England about tradition and decency or closed minds and bigotry? Is it maypoles and evensong, or flooded current market cities and binge drinkers? Does it hark back again to the fantasy of Merrie England or is it a modern-day strategy borne of Best Gear and Princess Diana? Stuart Maconie prospects an expedition by rail and street – via Carnforth and Adelstrop, Scratchwood and Tebay – in search of Jane Austen’s Tub, Disgusted’s Tunbridge Wells, Tom & Barbara Good’s Surbiton, Betjeman and Brent’s Slough, Elgar’s Malverns, Inspector Barnaby’s Midsomer and Thatcher’s Grantham – with lots of prevent-offs for tea and pastries alongside the way.
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‘Maconie’s present is getting magnificence in the most unanticipated spots and after looking through this you will want to simply call up Google maps and prepare your individual journey. It truly is a beautifully enriching browse.’
‘Stuart Maconie discovers no matter if Middle England is a location or a feeling… all explained with his usual charm and wit.’
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