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A joy to read - a perfect present
on 19 February 2006
A great discovery - a lovely mix of prose, poetry and information. Gerry Hanson has researched a wide variety of sources - from Shakespeare through to Jeremy Paxman. There's humour, pathos and tears, and the subjects vary from Cricket to Roast Beef.
It's not the sort of book you'd read from cover to cover in one sitting, but perfect for dipping into.
It also makes a great present - I've started to take it to dinner parties instead of that boring old bottle of Chardonnay -it's good value even at bookshop prices, and is a true bargain through Amazon
I'm English and proud of it - and so is this book. If, like me, you get fed up of accusations of Nationalism or even, god forbid, Racism just for expressing love for your country (an accusation which is never applied to the Scots, Welsh or Irish) then this is the book for you.