3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Historical writing at its very best,
By A Customer
This review is from: Patriots: National Identity in Britain 1940-2000 (Paperback)
This is quite simply the best non-fiction book I have ever read and its easy to see why it was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize last year (it was also a Sunday Times book choice). Patriots is not only a perceptive, informative and enlightening study of who we British are today; it is also a witty, entertaining read which I found hard to put down and which lingers in the mind. If you want to know how Britain has changed in the last sixty years or so (mostly for the better) don't miss this essential book. Like all works of art, it will not please everyone, especially those who continue to believe that being British is about fox-hunting and the Queen Mother. But if you have an open mind and a desire to know where we're heading in the 21st century you should buy Patriots. And if it encourages the author to write more books, all the better!