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A quest for a disappearing England; a dramatically readable search for the fading voices and patterns of a rural way of life
Richard Askwith is Associate Editor of the Independent. His pieces have appeared in Observer Sport Monthly, Independent on Sunday and Runner's World. His highly-acclaimed first book, Feet in the Clouds, won the National Sports Book of the Year Best New Writer, as well as the Bill Rollinson Prize for Landscape & Tradition at the Lakeland Book of the Year Awards. He lives in the village of Moreton Pinkney, Northamptonshire.
"A quest, both funny and sad, for the remnants of English country life" * Culture, The Sunday Times * "a penetrating look at eh state of rural England in the early 21st century...unsentimental about the past and unpersuaded by the present's superficiality" * BBC Who Do You Think You Are magazine * "Thought-provoking and highly readable" * BBC Homes & Antiques * "A gentle book, a search for something no longer there, as perhaps it never had been" * The Spectator * "[Askwith] succeeds handsomely, ferreting out a remarkable array of old-timers...their disappearing world captured vividly" * Culture, The Sunday Times *