Hedge Britannia

    Hedge Britannia

    A Curious History of a British Obsession

    Hugh Barker

    Bloomsbury 2012

    Hardback 335pp Illustrated

    9781408801864   Product Code: 22041

    The British landscape is defined by hedges, from hawthorn-bordered fields to neat suburban privet. This illustrated history charts the development of agriculture, describes the ancient art of hedge laying, and follows the work of its most skilled practitioners today. Informative, revealing and anecdotal, it considers the effect of the enclosures during the Industrial Revolution, surveys curious mazes and extravagant topiary, and ponders the lengths people will go to annoy their neighbours.

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