Free Shipping In Australia
Currency:
AUD $ AUD
The Village That Died for England By Patrick Wright

The Village That Died for England
by Patrick Wright

In Stock
$13.99
+10% GST
This is the story of the Dorset village of Tyneham. When Churchill evacuated it in order to make a tank gunnery range, he vowed the people could return. Attlee broke that promise and Tyneham became a poignant symbol of a vanished rural England and of unrewarded patriotic sacrifice.
Only 4 left

The Village That Died for England Summary


The Village That Died for England: Strange Story of Tyneham by Patrick Wright

Extinction made the Dorset village of Tyneham famous. When Churchill evacuated it to make a tank gunnery range he vowed the people could return. Attlee broke the promise and Tyneham became a poignant symbol of a vanished rural England and of unrewarded patriotic sacrifice. The village was the focus of campaigns by landowners, ecologists, cranks, a cult for architects, artists and film makers. Preserved perfectly by the Army, the empty village filled up with fantasies and utopias. Hippy architects, hanging judges, artillery officers rearing butterflies, rural fascist communes; writing about the English countryside will never be the same again.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

About Patrick Wright


Patrick Wright's first book, On Living in an Old Country, was published in 1985 and is widely credited with having created a new understanding of the heritage industry. He is the author of A Journey Through Ruins, a book about London in the last days of the Thatcher era, and co-author of Recording Britain, which was published in 1990 to accompany an exhition at the Victoria and Albert Mueseum. He has made various television and radio programmes, and writes regularly for the Guardian, the London Review of Books, the New Statesman and Society, the Observer and the Independent on Sunday. He lives near Cambridge.

Additional information

GOR001623338
The Village That Died for England: Strange Story of Tyneham by Patrick Wright
Patrick Wright
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1996-03-07
304
0099207710
9780099207719
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.