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England England

Author : Julian Barnes
ISBN : 9780307367556
Genre : Fiction
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Grotesque visionary Sir Jack Pitman has an idea. Since most people are too lazy to travel from landmark to landmark, why not simplify things and create a new England on the Isle of Wight? Unfortunately, his idea is a huge success, and the resulting theme park threatens to supersede the original. Called England, England, it has all the elements of "Old England" in one convenient location. Wander into the new Sherwood Forest and you may spot Robin Hood and his now sexually ambiguous Merrie Men. Or take a stroll to see Stonehenge and Anne Hathaway's Cottage, enjoy a ploughman's lunch atop the White Cliffs of Dover, then pop over to see the Royals, now on contract to Sir Jack, in their scaled-down version of Buckingham Palace. Every detail has been considered: even the postcards come pre-stamped! Julian Barnes' first novel in six years is a ferociously funny examination of the search for authenticity and truth in a fabricated world. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

England England

Author : Julian Barnes
ISBN : 9780307555953
Genre : Fiction
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Booker Prize Finalist "Wickedly funny." --The New York Times Imagine an England where all the pubs are quaint, where the Windsors behave themselves (mostly), where the cliffs of Dover are actually white, and where Robin Hood and his merry men really are merry. This is precisely what visionary tycoon, Sir Jack Pitman, seeks to accomplish on the Isle of Wight, a "destination" where tourists can find replicas of Big Ben (half size), Princess Di's grave, and even Harrod's (conveniently located inside the tower of London). Martha Cochrane, hired as one of Sir Jack's resident "no-people," ably assists him in realizing his dream. But when this land of make-believe gradually gets horribly and hilariously out of hand, Martha develops her own vision of the perfect England. Julian Barnes delights us with a novel that is at once a philosophical inquiry, a burst of mischief, and a moving elegy about authenticity and nationality. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

England England

Author : Julian Barnes
ISBN : 9781407065434
Genre : Fiction
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction As every schoolboy knows, you can fit the whole of England on the Isle of Wight. Grotesque, visionary tycoon Sir Jack Pitman takes the saying literally and does exactly that. He constructs on the island 'The Project', a vast heritage centre containing everything 'English', from Big Ben to Stonehenge, from Manchester United to the white cliffs of Dover. The project is monstrous, risky, and vastly successful. In fact, it gradually begins to rival 'Old' England and even threatens to supersede it... One of Barnes's finest and funniest novels, England, England calls into question the idea of replicas, truth vs fiction, reality vs art, nationhood, myth-making, and self-exploration.
Category: Fiction

Englishness As A Problem In Julian Barnes England England And Andrea Levy S Small Island

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ISBN : 9783656553731
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (Englisches Seminar), course: “How to be English without being British?” or: “How to be British without being English?” Identities in Contemporary British Novels: Barnes, Ballard, Levy, language: English, abstract: What is ‘Englishness’ and how can it be distinguished from ‘Britishness’? Why do we need these national identity concepts and why do they pose a problem? The purpose of this essay is to discuss these questions by means of a careful analysis of two selected books: Julian Barnes’ England, England and Andrea Levy’s Small Island. While both novels deal with the concept of ‘Englishness’, they do so in different ways. While Barnes exposes the constructedness of collective identities like ‘Englishness’, Levy reveals its excluding function and the paradoxes between ‘Englishness’ and ‘Britishness’ from the perspectives of Jamaican ‘Windrush’-migrants.
Category: Literary Criticism

Speak For England

Author : James Hawes
ISBN : 9780385672580
Genre : Fiction
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Brian Marley should be counting his winnings as victor of Britain’s ultimate reality TV show. Instead, he’s stranded on a jungle island after a helicopter crash wipes out the television crew. His ill-fated luck takes a turn when he falls from a precarious cliff and lands in a lost world. Awaking in a village founded by survivors of a 1958 airplane crash, Brian discovers an idyllic community modeled after pre-Sixties England and overseen by the stern but judicious Headmaster. But when he uncovers the Headmaster’s methods of survival, the village’s quaint idealism proves to be founded on something far more sinister. With rescue imminent, Brian finds himself at the center of a clash between English cultures separated by fifty years of history. Satirical and insightful, Speak for England explores the changing world by asking whether it ever really changes at all. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Rick Steves Best Of England

Author : Rick Steves
ISBN : 9781631213229
Genre : Travel
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Experience the best of the best with Rick Steves Best of England. Rick Steves Best of England puts the very best of England in your hands, with Rick's straightforward, time-tested advice in an easily scannable format so you can quickly find what you need on the go. With Rick's strategic tips on saving time and money, you'll worry less about your trip and focus on enjoying the experience—whether that's enjoying a pint in a classic English pub or touring the twisting streets of Old London. Rick Steves Best of England features: Everything in Full-Color—Dazzling photos and helpful planning maps. Best of England in Two Weeks—Suggestions for planning the perfect trip, based on Rick's expert advice for what's worth your time and what you can skip. Rick's Tips—Helpful hints for key sights and experiences, organized so you quickly learn what you need to know. You'll love how much these simple tips help make your trip smooth and stress-free! Authentic Experiences—Leave the tourist traps behind and enjoy real, cultural experiences and opportunities to connect with local people. Plus Practicalities—Essential eating, sleeping, and transportation information is neatly arranged to be ready when you need it. Choose the best Rick Steves guide for your trip: Rick Steves Best of England collects the very best the country has to offer. Planning a longer trip? Rick Steves England 2016 is the classic guide to exploring the country in-depth, updated annually. Time for a quick getaway? Colorful Rick Steves Pocket London is perfect when you have a week or less. Pockets include full-size, fold-out city maps.
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Killing England

Author : Bill O'Reilly
ISBN : 9781627790659
Genre : History
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The Revolutionary War as never told before. The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation’s history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain’s King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe. What started as protest and unrest in the colonies soon escalated to a world war with devastating casualties. O’Reilly and Dugard recreate the war’s landmark battles, including Bunker Hill, Long Island, Saratoga, and Yorktown, revealing the savagery of hand-to-hand combat and the often brutal conditions under which these brave American soldiers lived and fought. Also here is the reckless treachery of Benedict Arnold and the daring guerilla tactics of the “Swamp Fox” Frances Marion. A must read, Killing England reminds one and all how the course of history can be changed through the courage and determination of those intent on doing the impossible.
Category: History

I Served The King Of England

Author : Bohumil Hrabal
ISBN : 081121687X
Genre : Fiction
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Chronicles the experiences of Ditie, who rises from busboy to hotel owner in World War II Prague, and whose life is shaped by the fate of his country before, during, and after the conflict.
Category: Fiction

England For All Seasons

Author : Susan Allen Toth
ISBN : 0345403916
Genre : Travel
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Covers the basics of traveling in England, from shopping and riding London buses to the infamous English rain, and offers suggestions for side trips to little-known English mansions and other places of interest
Category: Travel