Moxham has written a parable at once light-handed and melancholy about the cruelty and folly fo the empire.
Marvellous....Moxham sets out to find the remnants of this qunitessentially English folly, writing an affectionate and scholarly narrative'.
The Great Hedge is part history, part detective story, part travel book. Above all, it's a great read.
Both scholarly and funny - a rare combination, It surprised me and I hugely enjoyed it.
Moxham has pulled out a jewel.