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An absolute gem of a book
on 18 February 1999
What an impossible subject to capture but be has done so and done it brilliantly. Godfrey Smith, a master craftsman with the language, has used his immense experience of being an Englishman to gather together scores of facets of our character and, even though we Englishmen should be aware of them all, what a pleasure it is to ramble through them particularly in these days of Europe, devolution and the dreaded political correctness. The perfect antidote to Brussels and the 'new' world in which we seem to dwell.