Island Story (Paperback)

By J. D. Taylor

Repeater, 9781910924204, 288pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2016



What is life like in England? Island Story weaves history and ideas telling a story of rebellion (think Brexit) and retail parks, migration and inertia, pessimism and disappearing ways of life, and a fiery, unrealized desire for collective belonging and power.

Skeptical and inquisitive, Taylor cycled all round Britain with only a rusty bike and a tent, interviewing and staying with strangers from all walks of life. Without a map and travelling with the most basic of gear, the journey revels in serendipity and schadenfreude.

Think you know the island? Island Story will have you think again.

About the Author

J.D. Taylor is a blogger, researcher and charity worker from South London. Read about his 4-month bike tour of forgotten England at