Trains and Buttered Toast

Trains and Buttered Toast
Author : John Betjeman
Publisher : John Murray Pubs Limited
Total Pages : 353
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015064914669
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eccentric, sentimental and homespun, John Betjeman's passions were mostly self-taught. He saw his country being devastated by war and progress and he waged a private war to save it. His only weapons were words—the poetry for which he is best known and, even more influential, the radio talks that first made him a phenomenon. From fervent pleas for provincial preservation to humoresques on eccentric vicars and his own personal demons, Betjeman's talks combined wit, nostalgia and criticism in a way that touched the soul of his listeners from the 1930s to the 1950s. Now, collected in book form for the first time, his broadcasts represent one of the most compelling archives of 20th-century broadcasting.

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