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READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ How England Made the English ï [KINDLE] ❆ How England Made the English Author Harry Mount – Join Harry Mount on his journey through England as he uncovers the national characteristics behind the English look a liking for old things for smallness and gentleness; a taste for the picturesThat made England too like the faint pink Aberdeen granite of the kerbstones and that precise English mix of air temperature smell and light that hits you the moment you touch down at HeathrowThis book spans new England as well as the rolling hills and patchwork landscape of Tourist Board England the hedge funder's taste for Victorian terraced houses turned into minimalist white boxes and the steel reinforced concrete that changed the English city horizon England and the English have been shaped by our weather geology and geography by being a coal rich England Made the ePUB #180 northerly island off the. A fascinating and illuminating book far interesting and thoughtful than its subtitle suggests 'From why we drive on the left to why we don't talk to our neighbours' doesn't cover it at allMount begins by examining the England's geology and shows how its great variety has begun to shape its economic activity He moves on to the soil our waterways our towns landowning history gardens industry He's full of information and most interesting facts which he dispenses with a light touch His enthusiasm fostered my enthusiasm This is an engaging and often amusing book from which I learnt a great deal

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Edge of a vast land mass moored between the Atlantic and the North Sea warmed by the Gulf StreamBecause of all these things we drink too much we're bad at speaking foreign languages and we're shy particularly with the opposite sex But they also mean we're good at defending ourselves fascinated by nature and gardens obsessed with walking indifferent to comfort and determined to preserve the past THe most geologically varied small country in the world has produced its most idiosyncratic people and the English character and the landscape of that small country are inextricably linkedFrom the inside front cov. The book was not uite what I had expected from the title I thought it was along the line of Watching the English ie an anthropological sort of study of why people in England behave the way they doThat's definitely not what the book turned out to be The first couple of chapters were a very detailed look into the geology of the country the groundwork so to speak It followed why the Romans or Normans had settled where they did and how that shaped the development of the countryThe next chapters go on to speak about the weather the railway and this is also when the author makes comparisons to life on the continent and how the English climatesoil etc made different developments possible Very interested was the chapter on building with local stone and distinctive styles of buildingsI felt that while the book was excellently researched the comparisons were not 100% scientific rather based on the author's observation on what he'd seenheard of life elsewhere That said I still liked this a lot it was a good read and gave me some insights I might not have come up with on my ownIt's a book you'll like if you like England a lot not a book for someone who wants to understand the country or its people better But if you like England than this is a great read


How England Made the EnglishJoin Harry Mount Made the Kindle #180 on his journey through England as he uncovers the national characteristics behind the English look a liking for old things for smallness and gentleness a taste for the picturesue and the slightly shabby a preference for accidental natural beauty over grand human designs The book explains how the size of the fields is produced by male inheritance laws and the erratic ways of the rambling English hedge how the industrial revolution created the modern English waistline and why the Midlands became the home of the British curry It identifies the How England Epubmaterials. I was expecting something completely different from what this book offered It is basically a geography of the England and how it affects the way people livehousing trade dialect etc The major thrust is about the weather and why it is so varied on such a small island I think the title suggest something a little than that which I thought would be a study of English customs food and why they are so self containedIt is an interesting book if you are looking for a climate explanation but expect not much than that