This England Annual 2021
It’s This England’s first hard cover annual and it’s the perfect Christmas gift for all Anglophile friends with its varied mix of features, events and quizzes. The annual is broadly split into seasons starting with an opening poem. We then have pages of the best traditional and quirky events from cheese rolling in Gloucestershire to swan weighing on the banks of the Thames, from Viking festivals to the best Shrove Tuesday pancake races.
We also have a wealth of other features including our beautiful towns to England’s best pubs and where to see the most atmospheric stately homes dressed for Christmas.
Simon Sebag Montefiore writes about our best orators from history, while Lin Bensley looks at our favourite birds and Clare Gogerty writes about the country’s great agricultural show tradition.
Anniversaries in 2021 include 125 years of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, 75 years of free school milk and 70 years since the Goons first made their mark.
Our quizzes cover geography, wildlife and British film classics, plus there’s plenty more besides.