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The English Village - Richard Muir

Thames & Hudson, 1980, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.

Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “In the early sections of the book he discusses ways in which you can find out more about your village, or better understand villages that you visit — their names, their layout, with church, green, pond, mill or lockup, the varied houses of their inhabitants. He then turns to the villagers themselves, and shows that their history is in large part the tale of a gritty determination to survive in the face of hardship and oppression, a struggle lightened by companionship and songs and its setting in one of the most beautiful countrysides in the world. He devotes a special chapter to ‘crisis and the village’, from the Black Death to the Great War. Before going on to look at life in Victorian and Edwardian times, and finally to examine the village’s present and future in the light of its past. Commuters have changed the village, but for the first time in a thousand years it has a population which is ready and able to stand up for itself.”
Size: 10¼" x 7¾"
Number of Pages: 208
ISBN: 0500241066