England in Particular: A Celebration of the Commonplace,
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Common Ground is a charity that has pioneered the notion of 'local distinctiveness': written by two of the founders, this book is a celebration of that principle. It presents an A-Z of the landscapes, buildings, people and wildlife and the 'conspiracy of nature and culture' that make each place unique. From Abbeys to Zig Zags, via Hare Pie Scrambling, Synagogues and Well-Dressing, in entries often accompanied by woodcut illustrations, the book explores 'the extraordinary richness of our everyday surroundings'.