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Book review and author interview: island story: journeys around unfamiliar Britain by J.D. Taylor

Naish, Stephen (2016) Book review and author interview: island story: journeys around unfamiliar Britain by J.D. Taylor. LSE Review of Books (19 Aug 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

What is life really like for those who inhabit the island we call the UK? Island Story: Journeys Around Unfamiliar Britain presents J.D. Taylor‘s attempt to find out. Accompanied by a tent and travelling on a rusty bike, Taylor travelled around Britain, meeting strangers and talking to people in his attempt to capture a sense of modern-day Britain at a time of ostensible malaise, cynicism and alienation. Stephen Lee Naish praises this poetic mixture of travelogue, class polemic, fable and myth for drawing out the UK’s complexities and contradictions, and speaks to Taylor about the impetus behind his illuminating ‘journey around unfamiliar Britain’.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2016 09:36
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 09:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67931

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