Model Vil­lages

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The story of minia­ture worlds has cap­ti­vated gar­den guests and pay­ing pub­lic since the early twen­ti­eth cen­tury. These small-scale utopias are fol­lowed from their early growth as play­things of the wealthy, their blos­som­ing into fairy­lands on seafronts dur­ing the post-war hol­i­day boom, and the sad­ness of some model vil­lages' grad­ual de­cline from toy-towns to ghost towns. Writ­ten by Bri­tain's fore­most vil­lage ex­pert and ad­vo­cate.

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