Native Land, by Nigel Barley - Bizarre Rituals & Curious Customs


Native Land
by Nigel Barley

This book is in good second hand condition.  Moderate wearing to the cover, edgewear.  Light tanning to endpapers.

Published by Penguin Books, 1990, 163 pages.


The innocent anthropologist explores the question: What does it take to be English?'

With tremendous wit and perception he opens our eyes to the donnees of English life: the ritual, tradition and ceremony inherent in every aspect of our day-to-day existence.  DRawing comparisons with primitive cultures, he asks such questions as : what is the symbolism of the wedding cake?  What is the significance of the layout of rooms in the average English semi-detached?  In what ways does a rural community differ from an urban one?  How do we express out patriotism, or our belief in God?

ISBN 0140127321


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