A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People's Institution

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History
Paperback Published on: 01/06/2017
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Synopsis

'A fascinating, informative, revelatory book' William Boyd, Guardian

Parks are such a familiar part of everyday life, you might be forgiven for thinking they have always been there. In fact, public parks are an invention. From their medieval inception as private hunting grounds through to their modern incarnation as public spaces of rest and relaxation, parks have been fought over by land-grabbing monarchs, reforming Victorian industrialists, hippies, punks, and somewhere along the way, the common folk trying to savour their single day of rest.

In A Walk in the Park, Travis Elborough excavates the history of parks in all their colour and complexity. Loving, funny and impassioned, this is a timely celebration of a small wonder that – in an age of swingeing cuts – we should not take for granted.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099593829
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 330g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm

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