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Germania

A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern

Simon Winder

‘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

Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 978033045140602
Published: 04/02/2011

Simon Winder

Simon Winder

Simon Winder is the author of the highly praised The Man Who Saved Britain and the Sunday Times top-ten bestseller Germania. He works in publishing and lives in Wandsworth Town.

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