Tom Fort

Busman’s Holiday

Riding Route 94: An Accidental Journey through the Story of Britain

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Anyone curious about what is going on in those parts of the country that never receive any attention from commentators, politicians or policymakers – and who might like to further their understanding of why a majority voted to leave the EU – should read David McKie’s wise, funny and humane account of travels through the unknown Britain in the course of 2015.

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