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By Stuart Maconie

Three and part weeks. 300 miles. I observed roaring arterial road and silent lanes, candlelit cathedrals and indignant males in undesirable pubs. the england of 1936 used to be a land of pork paste sandwiches and drill halls. Now we're kingdom of vaping and nail salons, pulled red meat and salted caramel.

In the fall of 1936, a few two hundred males from the Tyneside city of Jarrow marched three hundred miles to London in protest opposed to the destruction in their cities and industries. accurately eighty years on, Stuart Maconie, walks from north to south retracing the path of the emblematic Jarrow campaign.

vacationing down the country’s backbone, Maconie strikes via a land that's, in many ways, a great deal almost like the britain of the 30s with its political turbulence, austerity, north/south divide, nutrients banks and naturally, soccer mania. but in alternative ways, it truly is thoroughly unrecognisable.

Maconie visits the good towns in addition to the sleepy hamlets, quiet lanes and roaring motorways. He meets people with tales to inform and whose voices construct a humorous, complicated and unique story of england, then and now.

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