Diagrams, colour plates, black and white piccies on glossy paper. Absolutely lovely and something I shall dip into a lot when planning our UK cottage rental short breaks.
Although the main reason for reading is to do with when the landed gentry started enclosing the lands for sheep back in late mediaeval times, it is surprising the amount of more recent evacuations such as when Tottington in Norfolk became deserted when the army took over.
The most ominous desertion I have seen is in Farmagusta where the washing still hung on the lines and the buildings taken over by nature.
Rating is five ‘munching-the-land-where-there-used-to-be-kitchen-gardens’ sheep.