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An Encyclopaedia of Myself
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An Encyclopaedia of Myself (Paperback)

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LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014





'A symphonic poem about postwar England and Englishness ... A masterpiece' Financial Times





The 1950s were not grey. In Jonathan Meades's detailed, petit-point memoir they are luridly polychromatic. They were peopled by embittered grotesques, bogus majors, vicious spinsters, reckless bohos, pompous boors, drunks, suicides. Death went dogging everywhere. Salisbury had two industries: God and the Cold War. For the child, delight is to be found everywhere - in the intense observation of adult frailties, in landscapes and prepubescent sex, in calligraphy and in rivers.





This memoir is an engrossing portrait of a disappeared provincial England, a time and place unpeeled with gruesome relish.

BiographyBiography: generalAutobiography: general Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 23/02/2015 ISBN-13: 9781857029055  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jonathan Meades's most recent book 'Museum Without Walls' was selected as a book of the year by seven critics. He has since published a box of photos in postcard form, 'Pidgin Snaps'. His new films 'Concrete Poetry' are in praise of brutalist architecture and will be transmitted on BBC4 in March 2014.

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