The Plot: A Biography of an English Acre

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‘Madeleine Bunting’s multidimensional chronicle is among the very best pieces of non-fiction to have been published in a long while about what it is like to be English’ Simon Schama, Financial Times

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Madeleine Bunting is one of the most high-profile commentators in Britain. Her father was deeply conservative, with romantic, old-fashioned views about England. After his death, and wanting to understand him better, Bunting began to explore his passionate, lifelong attachment to a small plot of land in North Yorkshire. Delving deep into the rich history of this acre, she uncovers traces of its Neolithic inhabitants and of the Cistercian monks; she learns of the medieval battles and considers the changing face of agriculture and leisure. The result sheds a fascinating light on what a contested, layered place England is, and on what belonging to a place might mean to all of us. The Plot is an original, heartfelt and deeply political book.

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Weight 0.308 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

942.84085092 (edition:22)

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General – Trade / Code: K