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The Last Wolf: The Hidden Springs of Englishness by [Robert Winder]

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Spirited, provocative, wise, hugely entertaining -- Dominic Sandbrook ― Sunday Times

Winder, who in 2004 wrote a compelling book about immigration called
Bloody Foreigners, expertly navigates his subject without mentioning Brexit. Yet it has a pertinent lesson for some of the more excitable Brexiteers-we have never been an island nation ― Prospect

A fascinating attempt to find the sources of Englishness . . . Well-crafted, reflective and quite personal, The Last
Wolf is also original and deeply researched

-- Robert McCrum ― Guardian

A glorious romp through more than eight centuries, told with humour and charm, with the same themes recurring over the ages. Highly recommended -- William Hartston ―
Daily Express

Winder is at his best when tracing how one thing became another. His excellent description of the rise of Lancashire's enormous cotton industry triggers a discussion of the slave trade and English morality . . . fascinating twists and turns ―
The Times

A provocative and lively look at what has made the English who they are ―
Sunday Times

The Last Wolf is an engaging ramble through the wool towns and open ranges of medieval England ― Spectator

[Winder] weaves a fabulous tale of wolves and sheep, water and coal, rain and agriculture, industry and architecture, pinpointing qualities that grew out of our landscape ―
Independent i

An entertainingly discursive anatomy of the English character -- Jane Shilling ―
Mail on Sunday

This is digestible, friendly, whimsical history: Winder is clearly allergic to boring history books and makes it his business not to write one -- Ysenda Maxtone Graham, author of Terms and Conditions ―
Times Literary Supplement

I will return to its insights again and again ―
Country Life

A truly brilliant account of the happy accidents of climate and geography that are the real source of our national identity. It is compulsively readable and packed full of information, anecdote and wit -- Sue Gaisford ―
Tablet --This text refers to the digital edition.

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A totally original, revisionist approach to the questions who are the English and what has made them the way they are? --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B01N140NE8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Little, Brown Book Group (3 August 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 6540 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 603 pages
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mad wolves and Englishmen
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4.0 out of 5 stars Seriously good even if it is too verbose
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Couldn't Put it Down. Completely Fascinating and Entertaining from Cover to Cover.
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