A meditation on the fraught and complex relationship between land, politics and power, this is England through the eyes of a trespasser. The vast majority of our country is entirely unknown to us because we are banned from setting foot on it. By law of trespass, we are excluded from 92% of the land and 97% of its waterways, blocked by walls whose legitimacy is rarely questioned. But behind them lies a story of enclosure, exploitation and dispossession of public rights whose effects last to this day. ‘The Book of Trespass’ takes us on a journey over the walls of England, into the thousands of square miles of rivers, woodland, lakes and meadows that are blocked from public access. By trespassing the land of the media magnates, Lords, politicians and private corporations that own England, Nick Hayes argues that the root of social inequality is the uneven distribution of land.
The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us
Author Nick Hayes Published by Bloomsbury Circus ISBN 9781526604699 EAN 9781526604699 Bic Code Cover Hardback
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