The Lost Village
In Search of a Forgotten Rural England
By (author) Richard Askwith
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Lost Village by Richard Askwith
Book DescriptionThe idea of the village - unspoilt, unpretentious, unchanging and growing almost organically out of the landscape - is one of the most potent in the English imagination. Writers, artists and ordinary people have waxed lyrical on the theme for centuries, while today millions have left the cities in search of the rural idyll. Yet the village is plainly dying. The unchanging rhythms of village life, as experienced with little variations by generations, have vanished. But not without trace ...they exist in living memory. In the voices of men and women for whom the old ways were life-shaping realities. Richard Askwith, an award-winning writer and journalist, describes a journey in search of the quintessential English village, through dales and suburbs, down ancient lanes and estates. He captures the voices of poachers and gamekeepers, farmers and hunters, nurses and postmen, teachers and craftsmen, and demonstrates that, while the landscape more changed than we thought, the past is never so simple as we imagine.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091909130
(235mm x 165mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Askwith
Today We Die a Little!, Hardback (May 2016)
"Based on extensive research in the Czech Republic, interviews with people across the world who knew him, and unprecedented cooperation from his widow ... journalist Richard Askwith's book breathes new life into the man and the myth, uncovering a glorious age of athletics and an epoch-defining time in world history"--Dust jacket flap.
Today We Die a Little, Hardback (April 2016)
On the track, his running made him a legend; off it, his charisma and humanity made him a hero. No runner has generated myth like Emil Zatopek, the Czechoslovakian soldier who revolutionised distance running after World War II. This book strips away the myths to tell the complex and moving story of the most inspiring Olympic hero of them all.
Running Free, Paperback (March 2015)View all books by Richard Askwith
Part diary of a year running through the Northamptonshire countryside, part exploration of why we love to run without limits, this book is an account of running in a forgotten, rural way, observing wildlife and celebrating the joys of nature.
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Author Biography - Richard Askwith
Richard Askwith has been a journalist for more than 35 years. For the past 15 years he has been Associate Editor of the Independent. His first book, Feet in the Clouds, won Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards and the Bill Rollinson Prize for Landscape and Tradition. It was shortlisted for the William Hill and Boardman-Tasker prizes and was named by Runner's World as one of the three best running books of all time. His 2014 book, Running Free, was short-listed for the Thwaites-Wainwright Prize.
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