From the volcanoes that stained it, to the Romans who occupied it, to Tudors who traded it, to the bombs that fell on it, John Lewis-Stempel charts an affectionate history of Woodston Farm – the quintessential English farm. Combining the skill of the farmer and the historian with an instinctive love of the land, Lewis-Stempel mines the memories of his relatives and written records to provide a deep and thoughtful interrogation of the land that his family have been bound to for millennia.

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