After eleven years as an American living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the British were really like. The result is this perceptive, hilarious record of the journey. Whether in Cornwall or Wales, Ulster or Scotland, the people he encountered along the way revealed far more of themselves than they perhaps intended to display to a stranger. Theroux captured their rich and varied conversational commentary with caustic wit and penetrating insight.Here the dull clean town was on a coast of wild water and islands. ... They were fine polished versions of the same rocks they were on, but cut square and higher a not brought and built there by bricklayers, but carved out of these granite cliffs.
|Title||:||The Kingdom by the Sea|
|Publisher||:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2006-06-01|