Everyone talks about Middle England. Sometimes they mean something bad, like a lynch mob of tabloid readers, and sometimes they mean something good, like a pint of ale in a sleepy Cotswold village. But just where and what is Middle England? Stuart Maconie didnt know either, so he packed his Thermos and sandwiches and set off to find out Is Middle England about tradition and decency or closed minds and bigotry? Is it maypoles and evensong, or flooded market towns and binge drinkers? Does it hark back to the myth of Merrie England or is it a modern concept borne of Top Gear and Princess Diana? Stuart Maconie leads an expedition by rail and road via Carnforth and Adelstrop, Scratchwood and Tebay in search of Jane Austens Bath, Disgusteds Tunbridge Wells, Tom & Barbara Goods Surbiton, Betjeman and Brents Slough, Elgars Malverns, Inspector Barnabys Midsomer and Thatchers Grantham with plenty of stop-offs for tea and pastries along the way.