The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain: Writings 1989–2009

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9780099532132: The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain: Writings 1989–2009

In this selection from more than 20 years of reporting and writing, Ian Jack takes us to a place of which there are now only memories and ruins—the Great Britain that gave us the Industrial Revolution, a nation that led the world in feats of engineering, a Britain of empire, a place of vital cities, each with their own unique identity, and a country whose residual presence can still be found in the strangest corners of the world. These pieces set out to deal with contemporary Britain—national disasters, football matches, obesity, etc.—but are drawn back in time, vexed by the question of what came before. In "Women and Children First," watching the film Titanic leads to an investigation into the legend of Wallace Henry Hartley, the famous band leader of the doomed liner, and a journey into the Lancashire mill towns of the early twentieth century; "The 12:10 to Leeds," a magnificent report on the Hatfield rail crash, begins its hunt for clues in the eighteenth century in the search for those responsible. We travel further afield, finding vestiges of a vanished Britain in the Indian Subcontinent. Here we meet characters like the maverick English missionary, scientist and linguist William Carey, credited with importing India's first steam engine, or Mr. Goonawardene, a wise lunatic who spends his days at Colombo railway station—men whose stories are only possible because of the British empire. This wonderful collection brings together Ian Jack's most important and brilliant pieces. Full of the style, knowledge, and intimacy that make his work so special, they are the perfect introduction to the work of one of the country's finest writers, as well as the country that gave him his voice.

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Ian Jack was a co-founder of the Independent on Sunday and worked at the Sunday Times as a reporter, editor, feature writer, and foreign correspondent, as well as writing regularly for the Guardian. He is the author of Before the Oil Ran Out: Britain 1977-86 and The Crash That Stopped Britain.

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"Jack's eye for precise detail, his curiosity and his luminous intelligence shine through every piece. His is a kind of writing we are lucky to still have around" -- Jackie Kay * Scotsman * "Elegiac rather than nostalgic... At the heart of the book are three magnificent essays" * The Economist * "Superb" -- Alexander Chancellor * Spectator * "Wonderful... Jack is a superb and diverse writer, with a mind and eyes and a nose for virtually everything... He's smart, proportionate, discerning and (rarest of rarities) decent. To me, this book is indispensable" -- Richard Ford * Guardian, Books of the Year * "Ian Jack's superbly evocative essays are the ideal advertisement for the virtues of print journalism... superbly evocative" -- Rachel Cooke * The Observer *

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Descripción Vintage, 2009. Estado de conservación: New. As Scotland, Wales and England go their separate ways, what is left of Great Britain? Founding editor of the Independent on Sunday, now a columnist with the Guardian, Ian Jack is one of Britain's most insightful social commentators. This collection of his articles spans 20 years and ranges from the Titanic to consumerism, and reflects - often ruefully - on what it means to be British today. Nº de ref. de la librería 211765

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Descripción Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In this selection from over twenty years of reporting and writing, Ian Jack sets out to deal with contemporary Britain - from national disasters to football matches to obesity - but is always drawn back in time, vexed by the question of what came first. In Women and Children First , watching the film Titanic leads into an investigation into the legend of Wallace Henry Hartley, the famous band leader of the doomed liner, while The 12.10 to Leeds , a magnificent report on the Hatfield rail crash, begins its hunt for clues in the eighteenth century in the search for those responsible. Further afield, he finds vestiges of a vanished Britain in the Indian subcontinent, meeting characters like maverick English missionary and linguist William Carey, credited with importing India s first steam engine. Full of the style, knowledge and intimacy that makes his work so special, this collection is the perfect introduction to the work of one of the country s finest writers. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780099532132

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Descripción Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. In this selection from over twenty years of reporting and writing, Ian Jack sets out to deal with contemporary Britain - from national disasters to football matches to obesity - but is always drawn back in time, vexed by the question of what came first. In Women and Children First , watching the film Titanic leads into an investigation into the legend of Wallace Henry Hartley, the famous band leader of the doomed liner, while The 12.10 to Leeds , a magnificent report on the Hatfield rail crash, begins its hunt for clues in the eighteenth century in the search for those responsible. Further afield, he finds vestiges of a vanished Britain in the Indian subcontinent, meeting characters like maverick English missionary and linguist William Carey, credited with importing India s first steam engine. Full of the style, knowledge and intimacy that makes his work so special, this collection is the perfect introduction to the work of one of the country s finest writers. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780099532132

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Descripción Vintage, 2011. Estado de conservación: New. 2011. Reprint. Paperback. A selection from over twenty years of reporting and writing that sets out to deal with Britain - from national disasters to football matches to obesity. Num Pages: 352 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBK; DNJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 22. Weight in Grams: 332. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780099532132

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