A Curious History of a British Obsession
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.