About this book
Having tackled "Pies & Prejudice", Stuart Maconie now sets off in search of that nebulous concept, 'Middle England.' Does Middle England mean tradition and decency or closed minds and bigotry? Is it maypoles and evensong, or flooded market towns and binge drinkers in the park? And is Slough "really" that bad? Combining humour and affection without ducking the potential controversy in this subject, this paperback edition is sure to cement Maconie's status as the No.1 non-tie-in travel writer in the UK.
Everyone talks about 'Middle England'. Sometimes they mean something bad, like a lynch mob of "Daily Mail" readers, and sometimes they mean something good, like a pint of ale in a sleepy Cotswold village in summer twilight. But just where and what is Middle England?