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England: An Elegy


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Preface What on Earth was England? First Glimpses English Caharacter Community as Person The English Religion TRhe English Law English Society English Government English Culture English Countryside Epilogue: The Forbidding England Acknowledgements Index

About the Author

Sir Roger Scruton is widely seen as one of the greatest conservative thinkers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and a polymath who wrote a wide array of fiction, non-fiction and reviews. He was the author of over fifty books. A graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, Scruton was Professor of Aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London; University Professor at Boston University, and a visiting professor at Oxford University. He was one of the founders of the Salisbury Review, contributed regularly to The Spectator, The Times and the Daily Telegraph and was for many years wine critic for the New Statesman. Sir Roger Scruton died in January 2020.


'Elegant and moving a classic elegy.' Melvyn Bragg, Independent * Blurb from reviewer *
'Lovers of England and the English will find themselves reading this long farewelll with constant exclamations of agreement and flashes of new understanding...The most powerful and touching parts of it are snatches of Scruton's own autobiography.' Peter Hitchens, Express on Sunday * Blurb from reviewer *

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