Naturalism or Prettied-up Countryside? Is Rural Landscape is a fiction?

A native digs deep with relish…

“The English sticks have been subjected to a makeover, a wash and brush up. Dirt farms have turned into clean farms. Canals in desuetude have been redug and refilled. Cottages have been restored to a state of “authenticity”.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green/2010/mar/17/british-countryside-transformed

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