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An amazing book about the recent cultural history linked with Stonehenge,
This review is from: Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion (Paperback)A remarkable cultural history of Stonehenge!
This book is unique because it book tells an amazing story of the relatively recent history of Stonehenge. In particular, it focuses on the relationship between people and Stonehenge in the 20th century. This is a story of Druids, Land-owners, Free-festivals, Neo-pagans, new-age travellers, political activists, English Heritage, the British Government and tourists. Andy Worthington has done a remarkable job of weaving together the various cultural histories. He shows fairness and respect towards all parties (especially important since there are many countercultures explored in this book).
Andy Worthington's book opens many new debates and addresses a range of popular myths/misunderstandings regarding Stonehenge's recent history. Hopefully this book will inspire further cultural histories and memoirs about the relationship between people and Stonehenge. Absolutely brilliant book and it doesn't require any previous knowledge of the subject area! I'm lending it to all my friends now - so far those who have read it have found it a brisk and engaging read!