Icons of England
  • Introduction
  • The Icons
  • Nominations
  • News
  • Learn & Play
  • Your Comments

Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K Jerome

398 of 1169 nominations

PREVIOUS NEXT


Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K Jerome

Is this an icon?

or

Three Men In A Boat by Jerome K Jerome

Simply one of the finest additions in the history of English literature. It stands the test of time: it is as relevant and captivating today as it was when written. Not least it is quintessentially English. It features some of the most beautiful, iconic and evocative aspects of the English countryside: the definitive English river in the Thames, Hampton Court and various pubs on route. But more than that it is fundamentally grounded in the very essence of Englishness - reserve and a glorious sense of humour. It is understated and self deprecating to the last. Absolutely wonderful... and absolutely English.

Jeremy Clarke

NOMINATION 398 OF 1169

Your comments


I suspect that the author got Dorchester on Thames and Dorchester, the county town of Dorset confused
Vivian Davis (Mr.)


Nominate

Nominate

My nomination is the garden shed.

FELICITY HAGUE

Nominate