England, My England: A Treasury of All Things English
Anova Books, 2005 - History - 224 pages
A delightful, wide-ranging anthology about England and the English over the centuries—songs, poems, hymns, letters, and prose—this ideal gift book is entertaining, witty, lyrical and heart-warming. With contributions from Sir Thomas Beecham, Rupert Brooke, William Blake, Noel Coward, Rudyard Kipling, John Betjeman, and many more, there is also a chapter entitled "As Others See Us," which includes George Mikes' observation, "An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one." With chapters on the English garden, language, institutions, our wars, heritage, and how we see ourselves, this is a comprehensive account of the country and its people.
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Review: England, My England: A Treasury of All Things EnglishUser Review - Kirsty - Goodreads
This book provides a lovely mixture of sources, all of which pertain to the wonderful land which I call home. One of my favourite poems was included - 'Buckingham Palace' by AA Milne - along with a lot of lovely extracts from novels, articles, poems and songs. A great little book. Read full review