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The Kingdom By the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain - Paul Theroux

Hamish Hamilton, 1983, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages deeply tanned by age.

From the cover: “After eleven years as an alien in London, Paul Theroux set out on a damp May Day in 1982 to discover Britain by travelling round her entire coast. Being American was an advantage. He could write about the British as they could not write about themselves. He did not want to write about museums, castles and cathedrals. Nor did he want his journey to be a stunt; he would not set a time limit or restrict himself to one means of transport. He would simply take to the coast and keep to it. Mainly by train, but walking too, he would circumnavigate Britain. It was a natural itinerary. Britain’s coast defined her: ‘the coast belongs to everyone’.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 303 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.