Germania: A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern

From the publisher:

‘It made me laugh so hard that I woke up my wife and had to give up reading the book in bed. If Bill Bryson had collaborated with W. G. Sebald to write a book about Germany, they might have wound up with something like this’ Sunday Times Germania is a very personal guide to the Germany that Simon Winder loves. Equally passionate about the region’s history, folklore, cuisine, architecture and landscape, Winder describes Germany’s past afresh – and in doing so sees a country much like our own: Protestant, aggressive and committed to eating some very strange food. This accessible, enthusiastic and startlingly vivid account is a brilliant introduction to the hidden wonders of Germany. ‘A splendid offering’ Financial Times ‘His excitement is beguiling and infectious . . . There are many pleasures to be savoured in Germania, gems that make Winder’s clever, rambunctious work a book to treasure’ Literary Review ‘Beautifully written and insightful’ Irish Times

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