Island Story: Journeys Through Unfamiliar Britain

Taylor, Dan (2016). Island Story: Journeys Through Unfamiliar Britain. London: Repeater Books.

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Abstract

No other subject has spilt so much ink as Britain today.

But whilst assuming a monopoly on national identity, a London-based elite has proven a poor forecaster of the political weather around the island. Sceptical and inquisitive, Taylor instead cycled all round Britain, interviewing and staying with strangers from all walks of life. Without a map and travelling with the most basic of kit, the journey revels in serendipity and schadenfreude. Island Story weaves histories, experiences and ideas to tell another kind of story: one of rebellion and retail parks, migration and inertia, pessimism and disappearing ways of life, and a fiery, unrealised desire for collective belonging and power. Think you know the island? Island Story will have you think again.

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