In Search of the English Eccentric

Author: Hemming, Henry
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Pub Date: 01/03/2009
ISBN: 9780719522222
Availability: Out of Stock
Quick overview A witty anthropological journey in search of the quintessential English eccentric.
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The English eccentric is under threat. In our increasingly homogenised society, these celebrated parts of our national identity are anomalies that may soon no longer fit. Or so it seems. On his entertaining and thought-provoking quest to discover the most eccentric English person alive today, Henry Hemming unearths a surprisingly large array of delightfully odd characters. He asks what it is to be an eccentric. Is it simply to thrive on creativity and non-conformity, and where does this incarnation of Englishness stem from? Hemming concludes that this tribe is, in fact, in rude health, as essential as ever to the English national identity, only they are no longer to be found where youd expect them.

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