Such Miserable Weather (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Dom Joly has itchy feet. Again. He wants to get away. But, at the same time, something is nagging at him. He’s pretty sure he’s taken the country he lives in, England, for granted. As the 18th-century Italian playwright, Carlo Goldoni once wrote: 'A wise traveller never despises his own country.' But that was alright for Carlo. He lived in Venice.

Mystifyingly, 37.9 million visit England each year. Why? There’s basically nothing here. What are they looking for, and what do they find? Dom decides to try to find out. To do something he’d never considered before: to treat England as he would any other country. Surely there’s more to England than a slightly dull, green and pleasant land. Surely, it’s not just fish and chips, Shakespeare and the queen. Is it?

Maybe not, but there is one English cliché that’s definitely true: such miserable weather.

GENRE
Travel & Adventure
NARRATOR
DJ
Dom Joly
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
06:37
hr min
RELEASED
2021
24 June
PUBLISHER
Audible Originals
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
SIZE
300.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Capsule King ,

Not this time Mr Joly…

The distain the author has for our country and people is so obvious. This left wing, privileged luvvie loves what our beautiful country affords him ie private schools and universities but it leaves him bitter! The reason is clear as to why it’s taken so long to write about the U.K., for no other reason than it slotted in nicely with his tour. You can’t pull the wool over Wilbur’s eyes nor can you pull it over ours..

DavidS36 ,

Self loathing at it’s finest

Unfortunately what started out years ago as a promising travel writer has descended into a rather nasty swipe at anything that doesn’t conform to a public school boys view of the world, an astonishing vitriolic view of the country from the safety of the cotswolds where the inhabitants are 99% white British and unaffected by any of the real social problems facing modern Britain.

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