A Journey Through Britain's Village Utopias
Jonathan Cape 2015
Hardback 232pp Illustrated
9780224098274   Product Code: 23388
Saltaire, Bournville and Port Sunlight are the best-known among over 400 'model' villages and towns recorded in Britain: places built by philanthropic individuals and manufacturers to house workers. In this book, Yallop visits these places, tells the stories of the people and companies who created and sustained them and discusses their planning and architecture. She also reflects on what it was like to live in places sprung from ideals or built as solutions to social and economic problems.