A fascinating compendium of interesting details, facts, customs and lore, this is an unabashed celebration of the English village, as well as a record of an almost vanished world.
Martin Wainwright was the Guardian's highly respected Northern editor and is the author of other books including Wainwright: The Man Who Loved the Lakes.
A perfect introduction to the subject * Yorkshire Evening Post
Jam-packed with interesting facts ... celebrates all aspects of village life * Family History Monthly *
A quirky and fascinating look at more than 15 centuries of rural dwelling, covering everything from cottage industries to rustic superstitions * Countryside Voice *