Together: How small groups achieve big things (Hardback)
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Together: How small groups achieve big things (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 03/03/2011
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Together is about the extraordinary revival of small groups in Britain today. What happens when a room full of people decide to work towards the same dream? Why is it that when we come together in small groups we are so much more than the sum of our parts? From druids to bingo-clubbers, eco-warriors to flash-mobbers, historical re-enactors to bee-keepers, books groups and knitting circles, W.I.s, Young Farmers and the fan-owners of a football club, Together reveals the true story of modern Britain. The country we live in is in fact an extraordinary composition of small groups powered by shared interests and common ideals. Hemming reveals a different way of seeing society, one that recognizes the massive, untapped potential of these hundreds of thousands of small groups, how they work and what they enable us to do that we can't do alone. Witty and provocative, Together gives us an extraordinary cast of characters, a series of unlikely alliances and most importantly, a vision of what we can achieve Together.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781848540552
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 594 g
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A labour of love by an author enthralled by the societies and their members . . . highly agreeable book . . . cheering thesis * Independent *
A wonderful counterblast to the idea that we are becoming ever more lonely. Provocative and well-researched, Together offers a fascinating and very different way of seeing society today * Simon Jenkins *
A very valuable book, lively, instructive, original and full of interesting detail * Theodore Zeldin *
Henry Hemming is an inspirational writer * Liverpool Daily Post *
A non-political manifesto for Big Society * Lord Wei *
In likeable tones, with whimsical historical details and a range of philosophical and sociological references, Hemming tells numerous stories about the power of clubbing together, from the birth of the fans' football club FC United to "the creation of a new druid order" (no one knew who they were, or what they were doing), book groups, beekeepers' associations and the like * Guardian *
'Convincingly tears apart some "loneliness" statistics' * Guardian *
'Provocative and timely book' * Daily Mail *

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