A witty anthropological journey in search of the quintessential English eccentric.
Henry Hemming is 28 years old. His first book, Misadventure in the Middle East: Travels as a Tramp, Artist and Spy, the product of a year-long journey through the Middle East, was published last year to critical acclaim.
'A lovely, heartfelt paean to English eccentrics, by a member of the tribe. A funny, timely and moving encounter with a dying breed.' -- Jon Ronson The new Michael Palin -- Tatler 'Hilarious' -- Daily Mail 'Hemming is a kindly collector and a champion of people who live as they see fit' -- Metro 'Highly entertaining' -- Traveller 'Intelligent and encouraging' -- TLS 'Hemming makes a convincing case for the ways in which eccentrics benefit any society or era' -- Financial Times