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Stuart Maconie ‘High Teas’ is Maconie’s attempt to find the heart of the oft referenced ‘Middle England’ and it is a book which is uite rightly unashamedly and unapologetically about all things Middle England and EnglishIn his attempt to define what is actually the heart of Middle England rather than the oft uoted metaphorical Middle England Maconie embarks on his tour of towns and villages considered by many to by typically and uintessentially Middle England Whilst Maconie does make many prescient points throughout ‘High Teas’ is very much written in a style akin to that of Bill Bryson no bad thing in itself – but does however feel as though it is aimed suarely at the English or at least UK reader Many of the reference points being perhaps too esoterically English to successfully travel to those further afield – a point about which I’m sure Maconie is than fully aware Without wishing to unfairly patronise or condescend – ‘High Teas’ is a very pleasantly amusing book perhaps Middle English in itself with many a Brysonesue anecdote or transgression thrown in for good measure – the reading of which is a very comfortable and uietly entertaining experience much as I imagine enjoying a nice chat and a latte with Maconie would beThat is not however to take anything away or detract from Maconie’s ‘High Teas’ but don’t expect any serious or meaningful sociological deconstruction or political analysis here but then again that was never the pointOverall – Adventures on the High Teas’ provides lots of good clean and inoffensive Middle English fun Social Creature newest top selling and discounted Adventure products on Steam New and Trending Top Sellers What's Popular Top Rated Upcoming Results exclude some products based on your preferences Mafia Definitive Edition Action Adventure Crime Open World % COCKHEAD Indie Action Adventure Casual Adventure Books Goodreads Adventure fiction is a genre of fiction in which an adventure an exciting undertaking involving risk and 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10 thoughts on “Adventure on the High Teas In Search of Middle England

  1. says:

    One of the many books I brought home from my trip to Europe I have had this book on my want to read list for a while now and was thrilled to find it in a used bookshop The book is about what you might call average England The everyday places in the lives of the people who live in the Middle part of England proper I really enjoyed reading about the places and the lives of the people there It also gave me a list of places to visit on my next hopefully trip from pubsand breweries to parks and monuments If you enjoy visiting places off the beaten path I suggest reading the book to get ideas for your trip


  2. says:

    ‘Adventures on the High Teas’ 2009 is the third book by author presenter muso and former NME journalist – Stuart Maconie ‘High Teas’ is Maconie’s attempt to find the heart of the oft referenced ‘Middle England’ and it is a book which is uite rightly unashamedly and unapologetically about all things Middle England and EnglishIn his attempt to define what is actually the heart of Middle England rather than the oft uoted metaphorical Middle England Maconie embarks on his tour of towns and villages considered by many to by typically and uintessentially Middle England Whilst Maconie does make many prescient points throughout ‘High Teas’ is very much written in a style akin to that of Bill Bryson no bad thing in itself – but does however feel as though it is aimed suarely at the English or at least UK reader Many of the reference points being perhaps too esoterically English to successfully travel to those further afield – a point about which I’m sure Maconie is than fully aware Without wishing to unfairly patronise or condescend – ‘High Teas’ is a very pleasantly amusing book perhaps Middle English in itself? with many a Brysonesue anecdote or transgression thrown in for good measure – the reading of which is a very comfortable and uietly entertaining experience much as I imagine enjoying a nice chat and a latte with Maconie would beThat is not however to take anything away or detract from Maconie’s ‘High Teas’ but don’t expect any serious or meaningful sociological deconstruction or political analysis here but then again that was never the pointOverall – Adventures on the High Teas’ provides lots of good clean and inoffensive Middle English fun


  3. says:

    Stuart just because a publisher offers you an advance you don't have to take it Pies and Prejudice was a superb little book that cast an eye over the north of England with a great sense of humour and acceptance of what we have made it today Adventures Now this started in terrific fashion describing the cycling mecca of Meriden I truly thought that Stuart was embarking on travels around Middle England a place I know very well having spent my first 20 years there Very soon he drifted into places I could not even at a stretch consider middle England But then it dawned on me He was not looking for a real place a state or mind state of being of political affiliation What does it mean to be from Middle England not where is it? I find the book very chewy and thought about giving up several times as I thought it lost its way amidst the desire to get to 340 pages Yawn Yawn and I did fall asleep often trying to get to the end But when I found myself there I found a shining light Stuart started talking about the Oxfords Moreton in the Marsh and Chipping Nortons and declared he could live there of course he could only a fool would not want to He revealed some of his values not hearing paki or twat or bitchmade me forgive him his padding in this book If you want to find Middle England in this book read the epilogue The way Stuart pulls all his thoughts together and describes the ualities that make Middle England what it really is is spot onA tedious read but the end is worth the grind


  4. says:

    Mmmmsad to say disappointed with this book although to be fair it's a been what I call a bathroom book if you know what I mean it's been read in bits over many months just a paragraph here there so it perhaps hasn't had the concentration it deserves that said I guess if it had gripped me I wouldn't have kept putting it down Maybe the thing was that it had nothing that I could identify with which was much of the appeal of previous reads Pies Prejudice In Search of the North Cider with Roadies This is not to say it's not without it's amusing parts I certainly raised a wry smile here there but it won't be one I'd bother to re read


  5. says:

    Maconie is a London music writer and tv host from Middle England what seems to be the euivalent of the Midwest in America On the surface this book has him traveling to small towns and villages that tend to be overlooked in favor of places like London or Birmingham It appears to be essays that are sometimes funny other times like discussing musician Nick Drake sad But there's a lot here Maconie breaks it up into chapters that concentrate on food music literature or the British railway and all along he goes into interesting biographies of the famous or infamous such as when visiting the little hometown of ThatcherI'm so used to reading British slang that I usually have no problem but perhaps because Maconie is from the north he sometimes uses phrases or whole sentences that stop me Still that's a small complaint This isn't so much a guide book as a book that proves that history is everywhere in England


  6. says:

    I feel I am being slightly harsh on this book in only awarding it a middling three star score as this was an enjoyable and occasionally witty sort of book but in truth it was slightly underwhelming Possibly because it was one of a number of similar books written by Maconie and also because of the book's place in the 'gently amusing English travel writing' genre it felt a bit malconcieved The author seeks to pinpoint exactly what the definition of 'Middle England' might be taking in a number of small towns and villages as he discusses the literature music cuisine transport and geography of the country In the end though it was just an amble albeit a pleasant enough one through a few obvious places and a few obvious themesPerhaps I have read too many of this kind of book? I know I will read of the ilk though


  7. says:

    Mildly amusing raise a smile than laugh out loudChose it because I had read Pies and Prejudice In Search of the North and had really liked that but in comparision this was disappointingAs for the claim that he is the english Bill Bryson I don't think so


  8. says:

    An absolutely pitch perfect travel guide where the destination is not so much a location but a state of mind and that state of mind being the much maligned middle EnglandMaconie breaks the book into a series of essay style chapters each with a meaningmessage covering things like the middle of britain the state of the railways birthplace of Thatcher our wish to be entertained by murder and then heads off to that location as a basis to share his thoughts and observationsThe book acts as an inspirational guide and I made loads of notes of things to explore And this is not limited to places but poets songs musicians authors and even restaurants There is a chippy in Harbourne that sounds like it must be experiencedAnd Maconie can write I've read some of his rumblings in Country Walking Magazine and heard him freuently on the radio 6 He has a caustic opinion and is not afraid to share it holding back on nothing He seems to like what he says and says what he bloody well likes Throw some very smart humour on top and you have an entertaining read and an opinion that you cannot help but be dragged along withSo many of the places are familiar to me and it was lovely to see them written about I have stayed at the Randolf Hotel in Oxford and in much the same way as him sought out the pubs that Morse freuented I have ordered snacks from the hut at the base of British Camp but when I go back I must try the ice cream I have sat in Adlestrop's bus shelter and read the poem but I bet Maconie doesnt know there is a Geocache in there It's very much a reminder of what makes our country uniue and superb I cannot wait to get stuck into his other books


  9. says:

    On balance I enjoyed this It's a travelogue in which Stuart Maconie visits towns in the south of England searching for the spirit of Middle England In each chapter he picks a theme and visits locations that allow him to make observations on both the topic and on Middle England's relationship to itSome chapters work well where either I had a prior interest or where Maconie finds a strong coherent topic and his writing is always light and non judgemental But others aren't convincing; he rarely managed to make me care about locations I wasn't previously familiar withOverall the threads that bind book together are stretched too thin; Maconie doesn't present strong justifications for his choice of destinations and he never really digs beneath the surface to get to a truth that makes Middle England than a tabloid shorthand But there was enough engaging writing to make me glad in the end that I read it


  10. says:

    I see one American reader didn't understand this book Well uite possibly they wouldn't It would onlt be fully understandable to Brits I wonder if the person in uestion had ever heard of the floods in Tewkesbury a few years back that he refers to towards the end of the book knowing how parochial from American friends the US media is I would not be surprised that they hadn't The book is an affectionate in many ways surprising look at what is called 'Middle England' and is good at debunking many of the myths surrou7nding that expression And he thinks Vaughan Williams is England's greatest composer so he can't be bad But for a Northern Lad I was surprised he didn't know Bigg Market in Newcastle upon Tyne comes with two g's but then he does come from the wrong side of the Pennines