Island Story

Island Story

By: J. D. Taylor (author)Hardback

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What is life like on this island? With a tent and a rusty bike, J.D. Taylor set off to find out. No other subject has spilt so much ink as Britain today. But whilst assuming a monopoly on national identity, a London-based elite has proven a poor forecaster of the political weather around the island. Sceptical and inquisitive, Taylor instead cycled all round Britain, interviewing and staying with strangers from all walks of life. Without a map and travelling with the most basic of gear, the journey revels in serendipity and schadenfreude. Island Story weaves histories, experiences and ideas to tell another kind of story: one of rebellion and retail parks, migration and inertia, pessimism and disappearing ways of life, and a fiery, unrealised desire for collective belonging and power. Think you know the island? Island Story will have you think again.

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About Author

J.D. Taylor is a researcher and charity worker from South London.

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/06/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781910924204
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781910924204
  • weight: 367
  • ISBN10: 1910924202

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