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A highly entertaining easy read,
This review is from: The English. A Portrait of a People (Paperback)
Having not read anything by Jeremy Paxman I was a bit worried I’d just picked up an academic read with lots of words I would need a dictionary for. I was pleasantly surprised to find this book to be a very easy read.
In this book Paxman asks the question what does it mean to be english? He investigates some of the things that make up english life – the loss of the Empire, cricket, attitudes to sex, cricket, and lack of understanding of foreigners.
I strongly recommend this book – it’s highly original and yet reading it you can’t help but think “oh yeah, I wondered about that”. I look forward to reading more books by Paxman in the future.