Britain: The Queen, Cricket, Sherlock Holmes, and Other Things Indubitably British

Norman Kolpas, Other Running Press Book Publishers $0 (175p) ISBN 978-0-89471-534-1
This celebration of the ""many ways in which Britain continues to influence the world'' is couched in a visual, impressionistic format. A group of 12 Anglophilesnative, as well as transplanted Americanserve as guides through such quintessential components of the national character as the royal family, a get-together at a local pub or a football victory at Wembley Stadium. Brief essays, accompanied by photographs, are enlightening on the British mania for gardening, tea drinking and cricket. Other pieces touch on architecture (cottages and stately homes), music (the Beatles and Ralph Vaughan Williams), art and fashion in a scrapbook of the traditional and the unconventional in British culture. (October 19)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
Discover what to read next
TIP SHEET
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X
X