The English Countryside Between the Wars - Regeneration or Decline?, edited by Paul Brassley, Jeremy Burchardt and Lynne Thompson

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The English Countryside Between the Wars - Regeneration or Decline?, edited by Paul Brassley, Jeremy Burchardt and Lynne Thompson
The English Countryside Between the Wars - Regeneration or Decline?, edited by Paul Brassley, Jeremy Burchardt and Lynne Thompson

Published by the Boydell Press in 2006, 270 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (S8295RWSO)

From the front inside fly leaf: In 1924 Stanley Baldwin famously said 'England is the country, and the country is England', but what kind of country was it? The view persists that it was a time of depression and depopulation, of dilapidated villages and deserted country houses, of bitter discontent and disturbance.

Recent work has radically modified the history of the interwar years, but left largely unquestioned one of the central components of the old orthodoxy: that it was a period of unremitting, unmitigated decline in thecountryside.

In The English Countryside Between the Wars an interdisciplinary group of scholars come together to challenge this view. Organised into sections on society, culture, politics and the economy, and embracing subjects as diverse as women novelists and village crafts, the book argues that almost everywhere in the countryside between the wars there were signs of new growth and dynamic development. This book will be required reading for everyone with an interest in life in the country between the wars.


The condition of the book is generally very good. The dust jacket has one or two very minor scuffs but is clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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