A miscellany from one of the nation s favourite Englishmen of everything an Englishman should know. Like Schott's Miscellany and The Little Book of Patriotism, here is everything to celebrate our Englishness.
An anthology and miscellany of everything an Englishman should know:
From Austen to Wordsworth
Jerusalem to the Scout s Honour
Kings and Queens of England to Land of Hope and Glory
Savile Row tailors to Jermyn St Shirt Makers
Tying a Windsor knot to making a pot of tea
Victoria sponge to fish pie
The rules of cricket to Gilbert and Sullivan operas
Alan Titchmarsh is known to millions through the popular BBC TV programmes British Isles: A Natural History, How to be a Gardener, Ground Force and Gardeners' World. He has written more than forty gardening books, three volumes of memoirs and eleven novels, including his 2008 success, Folly.
He was made MBE in the millennium New Year Honours list and holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the Royal Horticultural Society's highest award. He lives with his wife and a menagerie of animals in Hampshire where he gardens organically.