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Travel Writing

Everyman's England

Author: Victor Canning

Price: £9.99

Dimensions: 129x198

Number of pages: 256

ISBN: 9781849531696

Publication Date: 1st August 2011

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This series of pen-portraits of England, commissioned by the Daily Mail in the 1930s, provides a delightful insight into life between the wars, peppered with heart-warming, humorous and often irreverent observations.


Victor Canning, a storyteller whose style is as lean as a whippet, makes the perfect travelling companion to an England of another era – the spirit of which still exists’

Clive Aslet, author of Villages of Britain

 ‘wonderful… elegant, humorous, exuberant essays about random destinations’


‘Victor Canning’s elegiac prose captures the quintessence of England in the 1930s’

Nigel Farrell

‘pin-sharp evocations of England… he sees into the heart of things’

Christina Hardyment, THE TIMES



The Daily Mail Books Page, 19th August 2011

‘elegiac essays commissioned in the 1930s by the Daily Mail... he could be describing another planet... Canning finds beauty everywhere, but never sentimentalises, and is consistently honest enough to highlight...

St Christopher's Live Your Life e-zine, Sept 2011 issue

‘It’s a nostalgic offering in the best kind of way and it’s full to the brim with humorous observations about the British way of life, in times gone by. Canning...

The Good Book Guide, October 2011

‘Whilst much necessarily possesses a nostalgic appeal for contemporary readers, Canning does capture the timeless appeal of many English destinations... all receiving the same wry humour and perceptive insight.’, January 2012

‘Although the articles were written less than 80 years ago, it’s striking just how much England has changed. In some respects the 30s appear very harsh, with great poverty. In...

Choice, October 2012

“… a series of pen portraits of this green and pleasant land, first commissioned by the Daily Mail in the Thirties.”

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