Read the 'Introduction: Eating Old Jamaica at the Tunbridge
Wells Odeon' of Simon Winder's The Man Who Saved Britain.
"I am ten years old, sitting in a suburban English
cinema. On the screen a man with a large chin and black
roll-neck sweater pushes through jungle foliage. He crouches
behind a gravestone and takes out an enormous pistol. A
white woman has been tied to a post and a black man dressed
in animal skins is laughing crazily and wielding a massive
poisonous snake. Around them hundreds of voodoo worshippers
are screaming and convulsing. The man with the large chin
starts shooting the black people, who are too busy rolling
their eyes and waving old cutlasses to offer proper resistance."
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About The Author
Simon Winder is the editor of several anthologies, including
the highly praised Night Thoughts. He works in publishing
in London, where he lives with his family.