Village That Died for England: The Strange Story of Tyneham

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9780571214419: Village That Died for England: The Strange Story of Tyneham

Tyneham is the archetypal "lost village": a Dorset hamlet in a beautiful valley, evacuated to make a training area during World War II and never returned to its inhabitants despite Churchill's pledge of restitution. It has lurked in the national imagination ever since; the symbol of a vanished England. This study is a subtle parable about the politics of landscape and a masterpiece of English irony. The Faber edition has been revised to take into account material that has come to light and includes many additional illustrations.

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Patrick Wright's books include The Village that Died for England, of which Michael Hofmann wrote 'I don't think I have read a better book about this country', and A Journey Through Ruins, acclaimed in the Observer as the work of 'a pin-sharp miniaturist who can see the world in a grain of sand'. He presents 'Nightwaves' for BBC Radio 3, and recently wrote and presented 'The River', a popular BBC2 television series about the Thames at the beginning of the 21st century. In 2001 he was co-curator of Tate Britain's exhibition of paintings and drawings of Stanley Spencer. Tank: The Progress of a Monstrous War Machine was published in 2000.

Review:

'Sensational... I don't think I have read a better book about this country.' Michael Hofmann 'An extraordinary story - a gift for a shrewd and cynical commentator... This is a book to be read, a nicely instructive tale of our times.' Penelope Lively 'Wright is, as ever, a finder, a noticer, a powerful sustainer of argument. He brokers the most unlikely connections: Llewellyn and the tank, chalk strollers and local fascists.' Iain Sinclair"

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Editore: Faber & Faber (2002)
ISBN 10: 057121441X ISBN 13: 9780571214419
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Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P11057121441X

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