Tag: Outskirts

BOOK REVIEW: The Old Man and the Sand Eel by Will Millard

I have no interest in fishing. If I’m perfectly honest, I consider anglers a little odd – the endless sitting and staring, it’s unsettling. You could see the appeal of fishing on a sunny day, but as an excuse to sit by a secluded river with a cool-box of beer. God forbid you should catch

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BOOK REVIEW: Outskirts by John Grindrod

Outskirts is probably the most touching book about urban planning you’ll ever read. Ostensibly it’s a history of that misunderstood, yet controversial feature of the British landscape, the green belt. Taking the reader through the history of this sometimes loved but mainly hated feature of our landscape, it explains the somewhat confused heritage of that

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