Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain by Robert Winder, New edition, Abacus 2013
The story of the way Britain has been settled and influenced by foreign people is as old as the land itself. In this original, important and inspiring book, Robert Winder tells of the remarkable migrations that have founded and defined a nation. This brand new edition also takes in the last ten years, bringing the story right up to date.
“Our aristocracy was created by a Frenchman, William the Conqueror, who also created our medieval architecture, our greatest artistic glory. Our royal family is German, our language a bizarre confection of Latin, Saxon and, latterly, Indian and American. Our shops and banks were created by Jews. We did not stand alone against Hitler; the empire stood beside us. And our food is, of course, anything but British…Winder has a thousand stories to tell and he tells them well. Topical, formidable and engaging…a tremendous read”
“Totally absorbing and revelatory…could not be more timely”
Read what Robert Winder has so say about the new edition.
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