By Stuart Maconie
Each person talks approximately "Middle England." occasionally they suggest anything undesirable, like a lynch mob of Daily Mail readers, and infrequently they suggest anything reliable, like a pint of ale in a sleepy Cotswold village in summer season twilight. yet simply the place and what's center England? Stuart Maconie didn't be aware of both, so he packed his Thermos and sandwiches and trigger to discover out.
Is heart England approximately culture and decency or closed minds and bigotry? Is it maypoles and evensong, or flooded industry cities and binge drinkers within the park? And is Slough quite as undesirable as Ricky Gervais and John Betjeman make out? From Shakespeare to JK Rowling, Vaughan Williams to Craig David, William Morris to B&Q, Stuart Maconie leads the expedition—with lots of stop-offs for tea and scones—to realize the reality.
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