TEKAN IN ENGLAND by J. Frank Dobie


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Pleasant and entertaining portraiture in a susceptibly appreciative and affectionate portrait of England and the English, as Frank Dobie, indigenously Texas, fills the newly established Professorship in American History at Cambridge, for 1945. Here is anecdotal style, in small change, bon mots, are faculty -- undergraduate -- -room here are the qualities, tastes and traditions which have molded its people; here are observations on farms and fans and gardens, on birds and animal life, on inscriptions and bequests, on train travel and the friendly interchanges with strangers, on the English pub, and finally on the meaning of the country to its people -- and to a visitor who found there a spiritual home of ""kind hearts and free minds"". An American's gracious interpretation -- particularly today.

Publisher: Little, Brown