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An Encyclopaedia of Myself

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jonathan Meades

Narrated By: Jonathan Meades

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers UK

Date: May 2014

Duration: 12 hours 32 minutes

Summary:

LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014

ÔA symphonic poem about postwar England and Englishness É A masterpieceÕ Financial Times

The 1950s were not grey. In Jonathan MeadesÕs detailed, petit-point memoir they are luridly polychromatic. They were peopled by embittered grotesques, bogus majors, vicious spinsters, reckless bohos, pompous boors, drunks, suicides. Death went dogging everywhere. Salisbury had two industries: God and the Cold War. For the child, delight is to be found everywhere Ð in the intense observation of adult frailties, in landscapes and prepubescent sex, in calligraphy and in rivers.

This memoir is an engrossing portrait of a disappeared provincial England, a time and place unpeeled with gruesome relish.

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Encyclopaedia of Myself

by Jonathan Meades

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