Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - THE GUIDE -

by Jac­que­line Yal­lop (Jonathan Cape, 240 pages, £18.99) From the Ital­ian-in­spired vil­lage of Port­merion to the in­dus­trial set­tle­ment of Nent­head, Dr Yal­lop guides us through seven pur­pose-built ‘utopias’ that sprang up dur­ing the 18th and 19th cen­turies. Part-mem­oir, part­walk­ing tour, it’s a dif­fi­cult book to cat­e­gorise, but ul­ti­mately re­veals how th­ese cu­ri­ous vil­lages first emerged, and the ways in which the Bri­tish land­scape has changed over the cen­turies. (Au­rum Press, 400 pages, £25)

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