Bloody Foreigners Paperback – Apr 21 2005
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Robert Winder's totally absorbing and revelatory book could not be more timely (and) indispensable―DAILY MAIL
splendidly researched and subtle history―OBSERVER
a topical, formidable and engaging book which will have - and deserves to have - many readers...a breath of fresh air―SUNDAY TIMES
About the Author
Robert Winder was literary editor of the INDEPENDENT for 5 years. He has written two novels.
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I am a great believer in the truth and nothing but the truth. Or scientific correctness. But this type of history can be boring. Winder is anything but, as he traces all of the myriad strains that made Britain great.
I have to declare an interest. My father's family was German Jewish and came to work in the fur trade in London. My mother's was French Hugenote. Both migrations are described in detail. So perhaps it is all personal.
But it is the humour and the anecdotes that make this book. Who'd have thought that the local Captain Mainwaring in Maldon in Essex was an Indian GP? True! And he was so well thought of, that they named a school after him.
Robert Winder is to be congratulated on turning a difficult subject into one that almost has the pace of a thriller. It certainly has the readability.
It is pleasant read and captures your attention.
The layout is done well though more pictures would have been useful.
Having left 23 years ago -the recent update on history provide highly informative