Book Review: The Old Straight Track by Alfred Watkins, Introduced by Robert MacFarlane

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I review the new edition of Alfred Watkins’ classic of landscape history, The Old Straight Track; Its mounds, beacons, moats, sites and mark stones, in this week’s Times Literary Supplement.

from TLS websiteIn his very full and wide-ranging introduction, Robert MacFarlane situates Watkins’ ideas and landscape photography within their literary, historical, cultural, and social contexts, and I found much to admire in his respectful approach to Watkins and his theory of the ley line system.

You can read my review on the TLS website