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God Forgotten Face Robin Maddock

God Forgotten Face

Robin Maddock

Published September 1st 2011
ISBN : 9781907112348
Hardcover
128 pages
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 About the Book 

Long since the Pilgrim Fathers set sail without looking back, mythic history has played out here. This book is about a particular loss of time and place, and an English way of addressing this. Plymouth is a post-war city of evolving new economies,MoreLong since the Pilgrim Fathers set sail without looking back, mythic history has played out here. This book is about a particular loss of time and place, and an English way of addressing this. Plymouth is a post-war city of evolving new economies, the contradictions are all here: Francis Drake is a shopping mall and what was the Royal Sovereign pub on Union St. is now the Firkin Doghouse. This book is Maddocks personal reflection of two years living in the town, and a wider commentary on a society economically and culturally isolated since the decline of the navy. His account aims to address the dismantling of the authors own preconceptions. From motivations set in motion through the strength of childhood memories.Owen Hatherley contributes with an essay on Plymouth as a Blitzed city, drawing on the citys architectural fabric and what it means for its future.