Jerusalem An Elegy in Three Parts

C format original

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In the first year of the 20th Century, a young Englishman returns home from the Boer War. Disillusioned with Empire and fearful for the soul of Albion, he sets out on a pilgrimage into the West Country, determined to identify the key elements of the English character that they may be forever preserved.

In the present day, a young London entrepreneur, owner of the 'cultural consultancy' AuthenticityT, defines his contemporaries through their consumer choices with bewildering accuracy, wallows in money and contemplates his growing sense of dissatisfaction.

His father, meanwhile, a junior minister in a failing government, is sent to Africa to deal with the continent's latest tin pot despot. He is as confident of success as he is ambitious of what that success will mean for his career.

Unfailingly relevant, politically astute, moving and funny, Jerusalem is a loving portrait of Englishness as it never was, isn't now and, hopefully, never will be.

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Fig Tree

Fig Tree

Fig Tree was set up in 2005 and its aim is to publish a list of well written, entertaining, and distinct books. The list is mostly fiction but also publishes history, biography, memoir, and tongue in cheek or off kilter how-to. Bestselling and award winning authors include: Marina Lewycka, Zoe Heller, India Knight, Anita Brookner, Patrick Neate, Martin Gayford, Alex Kapranos, Miranda Carter, Penelope Lively, Rachel Johnson, Kathryn Stockett and Julie Kavanagh

Book information

ISBN: 9781905490417
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Fig Tree
Pub date:
Edition: C format original
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 407
Weight: 421g
Height: 216mm
Width: 135mm
Spine width: 29mm