"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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 01/07/2010
- Category: Local history
- ISBN: 9781847081445