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The Plot : A Biography of My Father's English Acre, Paperback / softback Book

The Plot : A Biography of My Father's English Acre Paperback / softback


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, and 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 / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books
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  • Category: Local history
  • ISBN: 9781847081445