93rd out of 100 books — 211 voters
England in Particular: A Celebration of the Commonplace, the Local, the Vernacular and the Distinctive
England is a land of extraordinary variety, filled with unique buildings, captivating landscapes, and diverse people and wildlife. But this diversity is under siege. Mass production, increased mobility, and the forceful promotion of corporate identity have brought with them standardized stores, farms, factories, and front doors. Filled with the most distinctive tidbits of...more
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published May 22nd 2006 by Hodder & Stoughton
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c2006. Took the recommendation from a list of best books but I can't remember which list. Very interesting book that answered some questions that had been bugging me for ages. Whether or not I will be able to retain this information remains to be seen but some interesting fact may pop up during a random ramble. Would be a keeper. Fairly short entries which makes it easy to pick up and put down etc..