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A good introduction to the factors which make England look so English.
on 7 August 2014
I found this book fascinating, setting out in an easily accessible way the key factors which created England as we know it today.
Geology, land ownership, housing, hedgerows, roadways and railways....all of these and more impact on England as we see it today.
True, there is more about London, Leicestershire and the Home Counties. But to talk about all the local examples would take hundreds of volumes.
As it is in the 300 or so pages I thought that this is a good and thought provoking read, leading me to want to learn more.