To celebrate the release of Engel's England by Matthew Engel, we have partnered with Profile Books to ask libraries to decorate a corner of their library as their very own corner of England. Libraries have been provided with materials and ideas on how to decorate their corner and can be as creative as they like - the sky is the limit. The best 'corner' of England will win signed copies of the book and a library event with author Matthew Engel.
Read an extract from the book here.
About the book
England, says Matthew Engel, is the most complicated place in the world. And, as he travels through each of the historic English counties, he discovers that's just the start of it. Every county is fascinating, the product of a millennium or more of history: still a unique slice of a nation that has not quite lost its ancient diversity.
He finds the well-dressers of Derbyshire and the pyromaniacs of Sussex; the Hindus and huntsmen of Leicestershire; the goddess-worshippers of Somerset. He tracks down the real Lancashire, hedonistic Essex, and the most mysterious house in Middlesex. In Durham he goes straight from choral evensong to the dog track. As he seeks out the essence of each county - from Yorkshire's broad acres to the microdot of Rutland - Engel always finds the unexpected.
Library display competition
Send a photo of your library display to Sushmi Shyam or share them with us on Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #ourcorner by 31 January.
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