20th century England's changing landscape
"Fluent in the history of Britain from the Mesolithic through to the present day," Trevor Rowley shows us how England looked at the beginning of the 20th century, and what changed and why.
To read his book is to have one's experience of living in or moving through contemporary England reshaped. One becomes aware, in particular, of just how big some of the changes to the landscape have been.
Rowley is good at explaining what has gone wrong, and what has gone right.
Robert Macfarlane's book review in the January 19, 2007 Times Literary Supplement is the source of our quotes.