Book of the Day
Journeying through unfamiliar Britain
J D Taylor
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.
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.
J D Taylor will be joining us on our site Survey Event this Sunday 14th August, and will lead participants on a tour of a city central disuse space, offering a chance to imagine a different future.
Details of Survey can be found here