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'The Lost Village' describes a journey in search of the true English village, through dales and suburbs, moors and estates. It captures the voices of poachers and gamekeepers, farmers and hunters, nurses and postmen, teachers and craftsmen, to demonstrate that the past is never so simple as we imagine.

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"A quest, both funny and sad, for the remnants of English country life" (Culture, The Sunday Times)

"a penetrating look at eh state of rural England in the early 21st century...unsentimental about the past and unpersuaded by the present's superficiality" (BBC Who Do You Think You Are magazine)

"Thought-provoking and highly readable" (BBC Homes & Antiques)

"A gentle book, a search for something no longer there, as perhaps it never had been" (The Spectator)

"[Askwith] succeeds handsomely, ferreting out a remarkable array of old-timers...their disappearing world captured vividly" (Culture, The Sunday Times)

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A quest for a disappearing England; a dramatically readable search for the fading voices and patterns of a rural way of life

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