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Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain

Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain

Author: Robert Winder
$40.00(NZD)  inc GST
Description

The story of the way Britain has been settled and influenced by foreign people and ideas is as old as the land itself. In this original, important and inspiring book, Robert Winder tells of the remarkable migrations that have founded and defined a nation. 'Our aristocracy was created by a Frenchman, William the Conqueror, who also created our medieval architecture, our greatest artistic glory. Our royal family is German, our language a bizarre confection of Latin, Saxon and, latterly, Indian and American. Our shops and banks were created by Jews. We did not stand alone against Hitler; the empire stood beside us. And our food is, of course, anything but British ...Winder has a thousand stories to tell and he tells them well' Sunday Times

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The story of immigration to Britain from the Romans to asylum seekers - a moving and inspiring history which chronicles the remarkable stories of immigration that founded and defined a nation

Reviews

Supremely readable The Times Totally absorbing and revelatory ... could not be more timely Daily Mail Enlightened and illuminating. Winder goes a long way towards defining what we are as a nation Independent He has a good eye for the telling anecdote. There is so much to intrigue and delight Spectator A breath of fresh air in a foul and fetid room Sunday Times

Author description

Robert Winder was literary editor of the Independent for five years and deputy editor of Granta magazine. He has written three novels, his most recent being The Final Act of Mr Shakespeare

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780349138800
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Abacus
  • : 0.406
  • : May 2013
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Winder
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 325.41
  • : 560
  • : Black and white