We are the Sherlock Holmes English-speaking vernacular
It's always nice to find people who make money from their writing giving it away for nothing. So here's Unmitigated England, a blog by Peter Ashley who wrote the (essential) book of the same name. His books are a must for fans of old signs, local colour, small shops, everyday architecture and other quintessential symbols of Britishness (plus lots of Len Deighton at the moment). The strapline "a country lost and a country found" sums it up in a nutshell (thanks Gareth).