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Rising Ground : A Search for the Spirit of Place, Paperback / softback Book

Rising Ground : A Search for the Spirit of Place Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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When Philip Marsden moved to a remote, creekside farmhouse in Cornwall, the intensity of his response took him aback.

It led him to wonder why we react so strongly to certain places and set him off on a journey on foot westwards to Land's End through one of the most myth-rich regions of Europe.

From the Neolithic ritual landscape of Bodmin Moor to the Arthurian traditions at Tintagel, from the mysterious china-clay region to the granite tors and tombs of the far south-west, Marsden assembles a chronology of Britain's attitude to place.

In archives, he uncovers the life and work of other enthusiasts before him - medieval chroniclers and Tudor topographers, eighteenth-century antiquarians, post-industrial poets and abstract painters.

Drawing also on his travels from further afield, Marsden reveals that the shape of the land lies not just at the heart of our own history but of man's perennial struggle to belong on this earth.

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