Rag and Bone

£10.99

From relics of Georgian empire-building and slave-trading, through Victorian London’s barged-out refuse to 1980s fly-tipping and the pervasiveness of present-day plastics, ‘Rag and Bone’ traces the story of our rubbish, and, through it, our history of consumption. In a series of beachcombing and mudlarking walks – beginning in the Thames in central London, then out to the Kentish estuary and eventually the sea around Cornwall – Lisa Woollett also tells the story of her family, a number of whom made their living from London’s waste, and who made a similar journey downriver from the centre of the city to the sea.

In stock

Description

‘Beautiful, like a muddy journey through time . . . a really important book’ RAYNOR WINN, author of The Salt Path

Lisa Woollett has spent her life combing beaches and mudlarking, collecting curious fragments of the past: from Roman tiles and Tudor thimbles, to Victorian buttons and plastic soldiers.

In a series of walks from the Thames, out to the Kentish estuary and eventually to Cornwall, she traces the history of our rubbish and, through it, reveals the surprising story of our changing consumer culture.

Timely and beautifully written, Rag and Bone shows what we can learn from what we’ve thrown away and urges us to think more about what we leave behind.

Additional information

Weight 0.191 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

240

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

363.728 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K