Rag and Bone - A Family History of What We've Thrown Away

Author(s): Lisa Woollett

Biography & Memoir

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.


A beautifully written but urgent mixture of social history, family memoir and nature writing, Rag and Bone is a book about what we can learn from what we've thrown away - and a call to think more about what we leave behind.

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General Fields

  • : 9781473663961
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : John Murray
  • : June 2020
  • : ---length:- '22.2'width:- '13.8'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lisa Woollett
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 240