British Teeth: An Excruciating Journey from the Dentist's Chair to the Rotten Heart of a Nation

British Teeth An Excruciating Journey from the Dentist s Chair to the Rotten Heart of a Nation As a child William Leith was educated in old buildings and dragged around ruins for a treat Later he began to question the British love of everything decrepit Was it a sign of a nation growing old

  • Title: British Teeth: An Excruciating Journey from the Dentist's Chair to the Rotten Heart of a Nation
  • Author: William Leith
  • ISBN: 9780571208654
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • As a child, William Leith was educated in old buildings, and dragged around ruins for a treat Later, he began to question the British love of everything decrepit Was it a sign of a nation growing old gracefully, or of something altogether ominous Then something happened A tooth, which had been throbbing for a while, snapped At the same time, his period home bAs a child, William Leith was educated in old buildings, and dragged around ruins for a treat Later, he began to question the British love of everything decrepit Was it a sign of a nation growing old gracefully, or of something altogether ominous Then something happened A tooth, which had been throbbing for a while, snapped At the same time, his period home began to crack During the course of his dental treatment, and the underpinning of his house, Leith cast his mind back over his personal history his education, his diet and particularly his dentistry and thought about what it was to be British

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    1 thought on “British Teeth: An Excruciating Journey from the Dentist's Chair to the Rotten Heart of a Nation”

    1. This little book which is only just over 100 pages was published in 2001 but I have only just discovered it, and bought it straight away as i have loved William Leith's other books. This is similar to his others in that it combines memoir with a broader cultural commentary which seems to meander anywhere his mind takes him in a stream of consciousness - in this case within some parameters tenuously connected to British teeth. I do not recommend this book if you would not like to read vivid accou [...]

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