Tyneham is the archetypal 'lost village': a Dorset hamlet in a beautiful valley evacuated to make a training area for allied tanks during World War Two, 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.
A history of the military occupation of a Dorset village, The Village that Died for England is also a subtle parable about the politics of landscape and a masterpiece of English irony. First published in 1995 to considerable acclaim and controversy, this Faber edition has been revised to take into account material that has since 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.
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Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2nd. Codice libro della libreria DADAX057121441X