A perfect introduction to the subject (Yorkshire Evening Post
Jam-packed with interesting facts ... celebrates all aspects of village life (Family History Monthly
a quirky and fascinating look at more than 15 centuries of rural dwelling, covering everything from cottage industries to rustic superstitions (Countryside Voice
About the Author
Martin Wainwright has been the Northern Editor of The Guardian
for 16 years and broadcasts regularly on television and radio. Born in Leeds, the son of the Liberal MP Richard Wainwright, he co-wrote The Which? Guide to Yorkshire and the Peak District,
and among his other books on northern or countryside topics are a biography of the English fellwalker and author Alfred Wainwright (no relation), True North: In Praise of England's Better Half
, and a guide to the Coast to Coast Walk, as well as A Gleaming Landscape: A Hundred Years of The Guardian's Country Diary.