Island Story

J. D. Taylor

  • Bindwijze: Hardcover
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Mens & Maatschappij
  • Uitgever: Watkins Media
  • ISBN: 9781910924204
Journeys Through Unfamiliar Britain
Verschijningsdatum:juni 2016
Afmetingen:21 x 15 x 2,2 cm
Aantal pagina's:288 pagina's
Auteur:J. D. Taylor
Auteur:J. D. Taylor


What is life like on this island? With a tent and a rusty bike, J.D. Taylor set off to find out.
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 gear, 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.