A. G. Macdonell's affectionately satirical comedy of 1920s English society.
Archibald Macdonell was born in India in 1895. He began writing after being invalided out of the army during the First World War, working as a critic for the London Mercury. The publication of England, Their England in 1933 brought him critical acclaim and near-instant fame. He wrote many further novels, military history, several plays, and was a well-known radio broadcaster at the beginning of the Second World War. Macdonell died suddenly in 1941.
[England, Their England] is a joy to read . . . a book which
must certainly not be missed -- Ralph Straus * Sunday Times *
Mr Macdonell has hit off the particular foibles of the educated Englishman . . . The book is so amusing, so sly and so good-humoured that it would need no further justification * Manchester Guardian *
As fun it is immense. -- Gerald Gould * Observer *
One of the most amusing satires it has ever been my luck to read. -- James Agate * Daily Express *
Praise be for a book that is really funny -- L. A. G. Strong * Spectator *