Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain” as Want to Read:
The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  1 Review
In this selection from over twenty 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 ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Random House UK (first published 2009)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-44)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Caleb
Apr 02, 2013 Caleb rated it it was ok
A series of essays and newspaper columns by a British columnist examining life in Britain and in the subcontinent (former British colonies). I was underwhelmed in large sections as the issues being delved into didn't seem to merit the level of attention. That being said, some of the larger themes of the decline of the industrial revolution in northern Britain and the end of the culture there (for better or for worse), as well as some of the stories of his family's trip along that arc, were worth ...more
Abigail Kienbaum
Abigail Kienbaum rated it it was amazing
Sep 02, 2014
Srinivas Veeraraghavan
Srinivas Veeraraghavan rated it did not like it
Sep 27, 2011
Rachel Easom
Rachel Easom rated it it was amazing
Jan 01, 2016
Annabelle
Annabelle rated it liked it
May 28, 2014
Mark Piesing
Mark Piesing rated it it was amazing
Nov 24, 2012
johan _5179
johan _5179 rated it liked it
Jul 06, 2014
David White
David White rated it it was amazing
Apr 17, 2017
Alan
Alan rated it really liked it
May 04, 2012
Laurence
Laurence rated it it was amazing
Jan 10, 2016
john quigley
john quigley rated it did not like it
Nov 27, 2015
Samraghni
Samraghni rated it really liked it
Feb 25, 2013
ab hughes
ab hughes rated it liked it
Oct 13, 2016
Amro
Amro rated it it was ok
Sep 15, 2011
Vee Bee
Vee Bee rated it liked it
Aug 11, 2011
Neil Hindley
Neil Hindley rated it it was amazing
Mar 03, 2016
Aichi
Aichi marked it as to-read
Sep 16, 2009
Jessica
Jessica marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2009
Wilson
Wilson marked it as to-read
Nov 29, 2009
Carrie
Carrie marked it as to-read
Dec 09, 2009
Jim
Jim marked it as to-read
Dec 11, 2009
Martin Cullen
Martin Cullen marked it as to-read
Jan 07, 2010
Trudy
Trudy marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2010
Laura
Laura is currently reading it
Mar 24, 2010
secondwomn
secondwomn marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2010
Rich Milner
Rich Milner marked it as to-read
Jun 21, 2012
Yvette
Yvette marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2012
Kim Le
Kim Le marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2014
Topsy Kamchi
Topsy Kamchi marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2015
Kavish
Kavish marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2016
Marianne
Marianne marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2016
biotechnika
biotechnika is currently reading it
May 08, 2016
GrabAsia
GrabAsia marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2017
Lauren Albert
Lauren Albert marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2011
Badger
Badger marked it as to-read
Jul 13, 2011
Akshay
Akshay marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2011
Elizabeth
Elizabeth marked it as to-read
Jul 18, 2011
Peter Broad
Peter Broad is currently reading it
Jun 07, 2013
Catherine Mullarky
Catherine Mullarky marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2015
Martin
Martin marked it as to-read
Jan 21, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Ian Jack is a Scottish journalist who was the editor of the literary magazine Granta from 1995 to 2007.
More about Ian Jack...

Share This Book