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References

BOOKS


Who Owns Britain?  Kevin Cahill  2002.  Canongate Books 

This Land Is Our Land: The Struggle for Britain's Countryside  Marion Shoard 1987.  2nd ed.1997   http://www.marionshoard.co.uk/

Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership  Andro Linklater  2014  Bloomsbury

The Land Grabbers : The New Fight Over Who owns The Earth  Fred Pearce  2012

Hedge Britannia: A Curious History of a British Obsession Hugh Barker  2012  http://hedgebritannia.wordpress.com

The Plot: A Biography of my Father’s Acre  Madeleine Bunting  2009

How Much Land Does a Man Need? Leo Tolstoy  1886

Land Law : Directions  Sandra Clarke and Sarah Greer  2008.  Oxford University Press

The Making of the English Landscape  W G Hoskins  1955

Transforming Fell and Valley : Landscape and Parliamentary Enclosure in North West England  Ian Whyte  2003

Political Landscape: The Art History of Nature  Martin Warnke 2013  Reaktion Books

Landscape and Ideology: The English Rustic Tradition  Ann Birmingham 1987  Thames & Hudson

The Idea of Landscape and the Sense of Place 1730-1840 : An Approach to the Poetry of John Clare  John Barrell 1972  Cambridge University Press

Approaches to Landscape  Richard Muir  1999  Ch 4 Landscape, Politics and Power

Landownership and Power in Modern Europe  Martin Blinkhorn & Ralph Gibson (eds)1991, 2002.

The Wealth of the Commons:  A World Beyond Market & State  David Bollier and Silke Helfrich (eds)  2013  Levellers Press   http://wealthofthecommons.org

Edgelands: Journeys into England's True Wilderness    Michael Symmons Roberts & Paul Farley   Cape 2011

 

 

MAGAZINES


The Land  - an occasional magazine about land rights    http://www.thelandmagazine.org.uk/

 

 

ARTICLES

 

Land ownership in the United Kingdom: Trends, preferences and future challenges  Robert Home.  Land Use Policy 26S S103–S108  2009

A Short History of Enclosure in Britain Simon Fairlie.  The Land:  Issue 7 Summer 2009   http://www.thelandmagazine.org.uk/articles/short-history-enclosure-britain

Who really owns Britain? Kevin Cahill.  Country Life: Tuesday, 16 November 2010          http://www.countrylife.co.uk/article/506200/Who-really-owns-Britain-.html

Look who owns Britain: A third of the country STILL belongs to the aristocracy  Tamara Cohen.        Daily Mail: 10 November 2010                  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1328270/A-Britain-STILL-belongs-aristocracy.html

Aristocracy loses countryside to pension funds and National Trust Louise Gray.                              Daily Telegraph   10 November 2010              http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/8119956/Aristocracy-loses-countryside-to-pension-funds-and-National-Trust.html

The coming battle over land and property  Jason Cowley.  New Statesman:  19 October 2010 http://www.newstatesman.com/society/2010/10/land-tax-labour-britain

Access to Land: Social Class, Activism and the Genealogy of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act  Ben Mayfield. 2010   Statute Land Review  31(1) 63-83

Land reform remains one of the great progressive causes : The government needs to be much more rigorous about taxing wealth and static assets.  New Statesman: Leader: 29 March 2012 http://www.newstatesman.com/society/2012/04/land-government-million

Our countryside has once again become a playground for the rich  George Monbiot                           The Guardian: 4 June 2012  http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jun/04/wildlife-land-aristocracy

That Disturbing Devil  Ferdinand Mount.  Review of: Owning the Earth: The Transforming History of Land Ownership by Andro Linklater  London Review of Books: Vol 36 No9 8 May 2014 http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n09/ferdinand-mount/that-disturbing-devil

No wonder landowners are scared. We are starting to learn who owns Britain George Monbiot.          The Guardian : 3 December 2014    www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/03/landowners-scotland-britain-feudal-highland-spring?CMP=share_btn_fb

SNP-led Scottish Government unveils radical plans to tackle land ownership inequality   The proposals have been met with dismay by some of Scotland's landowners                                                                        The Independent :  23 June 2015      http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/snpled-scottish-government-unveils-radical-plans-to-tackle-inequality-in-land-ownership-10340098.html

 

WRITERS / BLOGS

 

Land Matters  ….. the blog and website of Andy Wightman       http://www.andywightman.com      

Who Owns Scotland?    by Andy Wightman and Noel Darlow    http://www.whoownsscotland.org.uk/   

Peter Smith          http://renegadeecologist.blogspot.co.uk

Killer arguments against Land Value Tax - Not!       http://kaalvtn.blogspot.co.uk/p/index.html



ORGANISATIONS

 

Land Registry   http://www.landregistry.gov.uk/

Three Acres And A Cow  A History of Land Rights and Protest in Folk Song and Story           http://threeacresandacow.co.uk

The Open Spaces Society    http://www.oss.org.uk/

The Community Land Trust Fund   http://www.cltfund.org.uk/

Henry George Foundation of Great Britain    www.landandliberty.net