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Stuart Maconie

Long Road from Jarrow

A journey through Britain then and now

Ebury Digital

Date de publication : 2017-07-20



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The Sunday Times Bestseller

'A tribute and a rallying call' - Guardian

Three and half weeks. Three hundred miles. I saw roaring arterial highway and silent lanes, candlelit cathedrals and angry men in bad pubs. The Britain of 1936 was a land of beef paste sandwiches and drill halls. Now we are nation of vaping and nail salons, pulled pork and salted caramel.

In the autumn of 1936, some 200 men from the Tyneside town of Jarrow marched 300 miles to London in protest against the destruction of their towns and industries. Precisely 80 years on, Stuart Maconie, walks from north to south retracing the route of the emblematic Jarrow Crusade.

Travelling down the country’s spine, Maconie moves through a land that is, in some ways, very much the same as the England of the 30s with its political turbulence, austerity, north/south divide, food banks and of course, football mania. Yet in other ways, it is completely unrecognisable.

Maconie visits the great cities as well as the sleepy hamlets, quiet lanes and roaring motorways. He meets those with stories to tell and whose voices build a funny, complex and entertaining tale of Britain, then and now.
Pages
352
Collection
n.c
Parution
2017-07-20
Marque
Ebury Digital
EAN papier
9781785030543
EAN EPUB
9781473527683

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Nombre pages copiables
35
Nombre pages imprimables
35
Taille du fichier
1321 Ko
Prix
9,49 €

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