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The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain by [Jack, Ian]
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"Jack's eye for precise detail, his curiosity and his luminous intelligence shine through every piece. His is a kind of writing we are lucky to still have around" -- Jackie Kay Scotsman "Elegiac rather than nostalgic... At the heart of the book are three magnificent essays" The Economist "Superb" -- Alexander Chancellor Spectator "Wonderful... Jack is a superb and diverse writer, with a mind and eyes and a nose for virtually everything... He's smart, proportionate, discerning and (rarest of rarities) decent. To me, this book is indispensable" -- Richard Ford Guardian, Books of the Year "Ian Jack's superbly evocative essays are the ideal advertisement for the virtues of print journalism... superbly evocative" -- Rachel Cooke The Observer

About the Author

Ian Jack was a co-founder of the Independent on Sunday and worked at the Sunday Times as a reporter, editor, feature writer, and foreign correspondent, as well as writing regularly for the Guardian. He is the author of Before the Oil Ran Out: Britain 1977-86 and The Crash That Stopped Britain.

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  • File Size: 1509 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; Reprint edition (January 11, 2011)
  • Publication Date: January 11, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099532131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099532132
  • ASIN: B004I8WLAW
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,329,462 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'm British and I like Ian Jack's writing (editor of Granta for years). This book is full of essays about contemporary Britain and is both nostalgic and ironic about the vanishing Britain that my generation knew.
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An exremely well writen book of essays previously published in various newspaper articles.
The one on the Hatfield railway disaster much better that simple reporting.
The Indian pieces also superb.
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A great read, the 'Notes from a Small Island' for the intellectual.
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