I Believe in Yesterday

I Believe in Yesterday A 2000-Year Tour Through the Filth and Fury of Living History

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Synopsis

In 1989, Tim Moore moved into the last house in Chiswick with an outside toilet. Intrigued by a subsequent encounter with an elderly former resident, he finds himself inspired to travel back to the land before now, experiencing the hardships and pleasures enjoyed and endured by Moores gone by.

The journey that follows takes him through the world of historical re-enactment: living on bramble leaves, Johnny cake and porridge, Moore travels from the Iron Age to the Steam Age, from Roman legionary to Tudor master to Yankee spy, sharing straw beds and daft hats with period obsessives driven by socio-historical curiosity, disillusionment with the modern world, or a simple nostalgia for campfires, flatulence and brutality.

I Believe in Yesterday is an odyssey through 2,000 years of filth and fury, to a time where men were men, the nights were black, the world was your outside toilet and everything tasted faintly of leeks.

Book information

ISBN: 9781407021034
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Digital
Pub date:
DEWEY: 909
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 248
Weight: -1g