9 October 1986
Show More Englishness: Politics and Culture 1880-1920 edited by Robert Colls and Philip Dodd.
Croom Helm, 378 pp., £25, June 1986, 0 7099 0849 0Show More
The Character Factory: Baden-Powell and the Origins of the Boy Scout Movement by Michael Rosenthal.
Collins, 335 pp., £15, August 1986, 0 00 217604 1Show More
Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause? by Richard Symonds.
Macmillan, 366 pp., £29.50, July 1986, 0 333 40206 5Show More
“... to go, how to get there. The danger is that we will meet only ourselves: that the years 1880-1920, instead of casting a shadow over us, will exist only in the shadow cast by our search for origins. Peter Brooker and PeterWiddowson’s thorough survey of fictions of Englishness casts a shadow of this kind. It rests on a theory of the relation between literature and ideology developed in the 1970s ...”