In “The Disunited Kingdom”, the Briton examines his compatriots by returning to 7 decisive events of the last 75 years.
With time, Jonathan Coe could almost pass for our special envoy to England. The gentleman from Birmingham poses as the ideal chronicler, gossip enough to spice up local life with juicy details, endowed with an authentic goodness that only oxidizes with the biting acid of his lucidity. Above all, even endowed with a strong civic sense, this moralist remains aware of his first duty, never to bore. In “The Disunited Kingdom”, it is not funny, but it smiles with an irresistible stubbornness.