Tyneham is the archetypal "lost village": a Dorset hamlet in a beautiful valley, evacuated to make a training area during World War II and never returned to its inhabitants despite Churchill's pledge of restitution.
It has lurked in the national imagination ever since; the symbol of a vanished England.
This study is a subtle parable about the politics of landscape and a masterpiece of English irony.
The Faber edition has been revised to take into account material that has come to light and includes many additional illustrations.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages, 30 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 04/11/2002
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780571214419