The Plot: A Biography of an English Acre (Paperback)
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The Plot: A Biography of an English Acre (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 01/07/2010
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"Guardian" columnist Madeleine Bunting is one of the most high-profile commentators in Britain. Her father was deeply conservative, with romantic, old-fashioned views about England. After his death, wanting to understand him better, Bunting began to explore his passionate, lifelong attachment to a small plot of land in North Yorkshire. Delving deep into the rich history of this acre, she uncovers traces of its Neolithic inhabitants and of the Cistercian monks; she learns of the medieval battles and considers the changing face of agriculture and leisure. The result sheds a fascinating light on what a contested, layered place England is, and on what belonging to a place might mean to all of us. "The Plot" is an original, heartfelt, and deeply political book.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781847081445
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 197 x 132 mm

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“A father seen through the lens of landscape”

This is more of a biography than a natural history book, and that is no bad thing.

John Bunting was a well known sculptor and artist, and this book is his daughter trying to find out about her father by using the... More

Paperback edition
28th January 2013
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“A wonderful look into place and history.”

I really didn't know what to expect of this book but being a Yorkshire woman I was interested in the area where 'The Plot' is located.
I found the look back in time of this specific area fascinating as... More

Paperback edition
13th August 2017
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“So good I re-read this book as soon as I'd finished it!”

The Plot is a remarkable and absorbing memoir of family, place and faith. Set in the landscape of the edge lands of the North Yorkshire Moors, with the dramatic chalk figure of the Kilburn white horse as a backdrop. I... More

Paperback edition
11th June 2015
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