Meticulously researched and trenchantly expressed, Wish You Were Here is as bright and breezy as a trip in a pleasure steamer.
Timely, bittersweet beach reading
a charming study of our national beachside frolics
[Elborough] has done his research thoroughly and writes with enormous wit and feeling. His book punches far above its weight in both style and substance.
Elborough is an English nostalgist in the mode of John Betjeman... as a cultural commentator [Elborough] is a terrific companion... Wish You Were Here is quirky, chatty, charming and optimistic - an ideal read for the English beach.
The perfect beach book