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    ( FREE How England Made the English ) ↠ Harry Mount – dedelicate.com Harry Mount × 7 Read Download How England Made the English 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 th

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    ( FREE How England Made the English ) ↠ Harry Mount – dedelicate.com Harry Mount × 7 Read A fascinating compendium of facts that helped me understand why English towns architecture and gardens are the way they are and how geological features and weather patterns have shaped the country Some of it seems self explanatory an island nation is prone to isolationist policies hello Brexit; most industry was centered in the North so it remains a place of huge grimy cities like Manchester and Leeds But I learned a ton and all the so b

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    ( FREE How England Made the English ) ↠ Harry Mount – dedelicate.com A fairly enjoyable wittily written book on what makes the English errm EnglishSome interesting facts to be had but the relentless factual style made me feel like I'd been put in the stocks and pelted with facts for several hoursObviously in a book of this type you're going to get a lot of generalisations it is to be expected nonetheless some of them didn't really sound like the English people I spend time with I must

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    ( FREE How England Made the English ) ↠ Harry Mount – dedelicate.com I enjoyed reading this book but it just didn't give me the satisfied feeling that I was expecting This book attempts to describe how the country of England made the English as a people what they are today generally as a nation we are perceived as being tolerant fair hatred of confrontation fiercely protective of our privacy our homes and our gardens What the author does in this book is describes in detail the long list of very fo

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    ( FREE How England Made the English ) ↠ Harry Mount – dedelicate.com This is a very gentle history of England and the English Do not look here for rough edges thoughtful criticism a

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    ( FREE How England Made the English ) ↠ Harry Mount – dedelicate.com review ½ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB × Harry Mount 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 waterw

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    ( FREE How England Made the English ) ↠ Harry Mount – dedelicate.com A fascinating interesting well written read I had to push myself through certain parts of it the origins of rock for example but virtually every page had an insightful gem

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    ( FREE How England Made the English ) ↠ Harry Mount – dedelicate.com 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

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    ( FREE How England Made the English ) ↠ Harry Mount – dedelicate.com The English landscape is unlike any other country around the world from the patchwork fields to the geology beneath our feet We have an amazing diversity from salt marches to soaring cliffs sandy beaches to the stunning Jurassic coastIn this book Mount looks at the interaction between the English landscape and the Engli

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    Download How England Made the English ( FREE How England Made the English ) ↠ Harry Mount – dedelicate.com review ½ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB × Harry Mount A bit geographical at times but still a very interesting read I felt very intellectual reading this as opposed to any ordinary novel

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A fascinating compendium of facts that helped me understand why English towns architecture and gardens are the way they are and how geological features and weather patterns have shaped the country Some of it seems self explanatory an island nation is prone to isolationist policies hello Brexit most industry was centered in the North so it remains a place of huge grimy cities ike Manchester and Leeds But I The Widows Little Secret learned a ton and all the so because I have been to and thus was able to picture many of the places Mount discusses The first few chapters are aittle dry but Chapter 5 on English towns is a highlight and the book picks up from there There s a knowing humor to Mount s writing that even an outsider can appreciateSome favorite observations This indifference to bad weather bleeds into the pleasingly unself indulgent side of the English along with its extreme Spartan edges including a positively masochistic taste for discomfort and rain and the ideal combination of the two the camping holiday Where buildings become archetypally English is in the adaptation of those foreign architectural features an example of our make do and mend hodgepodge approach to the visual arts our taste for the compromise over the grand projet and our preference for customizing other people s ideas rather than creating our own eg Italian inspired terrace houses The English aren t good at immaculate idealized beauty whether it s their clothes their art or their teeth The beauty that springs up unbidden from apparent neglect is their thing In England 100 years is nothing and 100 miles is enormous in America it s the other way round This is a very gentle history of England and the English Do not Resurrection Year look here for rough edges thoughtful criticism and review Here you find an England of rose flanked doors respectful tolerance and shy introspection The basic and probablyegitimate premise of this book is that the physical nature of The Fire Within (Rockford Fire Department land nature and weather formed the idiosyncratic character of the English So England made the English rather than the other way aroundWell that s a good idea but howong has England and the English existed And is what the author identifies as English any than the product of Victorian success and 20th Centaury decline And is a Cornish Englishman the same as a Cumbrian And do Cumbrians really exist or are they ghosts of Cumberland and Westland I doubt that English is enough of a fixed entity to be able to pin down the factors that make them so to any one time place or environmental factorI don t think you can have a book that openly admits that the geology of England is varied than almost anywhere else on Earth but still maintain that it is responsible in part for some overarching Englishness Clearly England s geology has had and still has a profound impact on the economy of the country but the dead coal villages of NE Somerset and No. Join Harry Mount on his journey through England as he uncovers the national characteristics behind the English ook a iking 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 aws 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 materials that made Engla.

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Ng for a climate explanation but expect not much than that I enjoyed reading this book but it just didn t give me the satisfied feeling that I was expecting This book attempts to describe how the country of England made the English as a people what they are today generally as a nati A fascinating interesting well written read I had to push myself through certain parts of it the origins of rock for example but virtually every page had an insightful gem A bit geographical at times but still a very interesting read I felt very intellectual reading this as opposed to any ordinary novel A fairly enjoyable wittily written book on what makes the English errm EnglishSome interesting facts to be had but the relentless factual style made me feel ike I d been put in the stocks and pelted with facts for several hoursObviously in a book of this type you re going to get a Treacherous Is the Night (Verity Kent, lot of generalisations it is to be expected nonetheless some of them didn t really soundike the English people I spend time with I must say A couple of gripes Firstly it is very south centric if you A Miracle, A Universe live north of say Birmingham there s not so muchocal interest material as there is for the rest of us Secondly I thought there was a ittle too much on physical geographical and geological stuff and not enough on the human angle I found myself skim reading a few chapters as a resultStill a pretty enjoyable easy uick read A fascinating and illuminating book far interesting and thoughtful than its subtitle suggests From why we drive on the eft 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 Aguecheeks Beef, Belchs Hiccup, and Other Gastronomic Interjections landowning history gardens industry He s full of information and most interesting facts which he dispenses with aight touch His enthusiasm fostered my enthusiasm This is an engaging and often amusing book from which I Black Metropolis, Vol. 2 learnt a great deal The Englishandscape is unlike any other country around the world from the patchwork fields to the geology beneath our feet We have an amazing diversity from salt marches to soaring cliffs sandy beaches to the stunning Jurassic coastIn this book Mount By Words Alone looks at the interaction between the Englishandscape and the English psyche and how the Constantinople and the West land and place in the world that we inhabit has influenced us as much as we have influenced it He breaks this down into four categories geography weather geology and history Each chapter in the book covers an aspect one of these elements and considers just how the place where someoneives is defined by the soils the rock and by waterIt is a informative book and does make for interesting reading Towards the end of the book the focus drops a Enduring Truths little and the solidinks that were there in the beginning become tenuous towards the end. Ass 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 anguages 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 andscape of that small country are inextricably inkedFrom the inside front cover.

Rthumbria are really very very different despite clear but often unacknowledged similarities Now this book is interesting to read even if I did want to argue with the author on many occasions but some things really need to be tightened up a bit Most of us iving in the south of England share DNA with pure blood Celts which would be of great interest if anybody could agree who the Celts were and even if they actually even existed as a distinct people Bath the only naturally occurring hot springs in England really There are hot springs in nearby Bristol I could go on but I think I have made my pointBut in the end I think it was the circularity of some of the arguments put forward in this book that I found most hard to cope with A The Peloponnesian War love of ancient ruins is apparently a marker of Englishness because the English countryside hasots of them So where does this start They are there because they are valued or did they become valued because they were there So this seems to a flawed maybe inaccurate book which nonetheless does try to Dolphin Confidential look at the now contested ground of EnglishnessI would suggest you try to read a few chapters before you press purchase The book was not uite what I had expected from the title I thought it was along theine 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 Mairis Mermaid 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 toife on the continent and how the English climatesoil etc made different developments possible Very interested was the chapter on building with Windchill Summer 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 ofife elsewhere That said I still The Shadow of Your Smile liked this aot it was a good read and gave me some insights I might not have come up with on my ownIt s a book you l ike if you In the Belly like England aot not a book for someone who wants to understand the country or its people better But if you Becoming Mona Lisa like England than this is a great read 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 peopleivehousing 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 Lectures on Buildings 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 areooki. Nd too ike the faint pink Aberdeen granite of the kerbstones; and that precise English mix of air temperature smell and ight that hits you the moment you touch down at HeathrowThis book spans new England as well as the rolling hills and patchwork andscape 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 northerly island off the edge of a vast and