The Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux download in ePub, pdf, iPad
What I knew of Britain I had got from books. So, I had hoped to escape into this book and temporarily avoid thinking about the current disaster of American politics. In some trivial ways it was, but to an alien it seemed entirely irregular and unpredictable, changing from day to day. Another factor is that Theroux spent a lot of time discussing and writing about the Falklands War, which was happening during his trip. So I had done the right thing in traveling the coast, and instead of looking out to sea, I had looked inland.
Britain was the most written-about country in the world.
Just brace yourself for some grouchiness. That was the problem, really. Theroux, who was born in America, had good fish-out-of-water stories about living and traveling in England, but for some reason it was a challenge for me to finish this book.
The British seemed to me to be people forever standing on a crumbling coast and scanning the horizon. In short, this wasn't the reading escape I had hoped. After eleven years in London I still had not been much in Britain.
Hello, my name is Diane and I'm an Anglophile. The endless mutation of the British coast wonderfully symbolized the state of the nation.