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Robert Winder’s new book “The Last Wolf” contains a message for Brexiteers

As he makes clear, we have never been an island nation

By Burhan Wazir   August 2017

The Last Wolf: The Hidden Springs of Englishness by Robert Winder (Little, Brown, £20)

From the patriotic fervour of the Last Night of the Proms to the heritage museums dotted round the country, English nostalgia moors the country to its past while packaging it as a tourist attraction. England has half a million listed buildings, 17,000 protected monuments and 78 railway museums. It is both in awe of its origins and sceptical about the future.

In The Last Wolf, Robert Winder argues that England’s identity evolved over hundreds of years, with influential…

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