Book Description: England has been the key subject of Mangnum photographer Martin Parr's work since he started making pictures. This book is his vision of contemporary England, composed of work shot since 1999 along with projects on West Bay, and British food and flowers. The photographs reveal Parr's ability to transform the obvious into the surprising, reinventing cliches of Englishness as provocative revelations. His tour takes in seaside resorts, herbaceous borders, the bring and buy stall, cucumber sandwiches and cups of tea, Ascot, the charity shop, blotchy skin, baked beans and bad footwear. Simultaneous affectionate and direct, all the photographs are shot with a ring flash camera (normally used for medical photographs), his medium of choice.