Even if you have only a passing interest in early 70's British folk-rock, you will still find Rob Young's beautifully written book a fascinating read. It encompasses in its 600 pages, British social history, paganism and witchcraft, folklore, Utopian visions of Arcadia, 60's English Psychedelia and the free festival movement of the 70's. If you love as I do 'Acid Folk', Pentangle, early Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, The Wicker Man soundtrack, etc, this tome is a must.
Read Michel Faber's review from The Guardian newspaper here.
I'm a working-class philosophy of the London suburbs and an armchair rebel-an introvert and a full time dreamer. Imaginative fiction, writing, cinema, music, dreams and class struggle are my reasons for living.