“Yallop gets hold of her ideas with attractive energy and enthusiasm... A fascinating book.”
The Financial Times
“Dreamstreets takes on a subject that could easily become twee and nostalgic with a fretful, haunted tone... The descriptions of place, surface and mood are sharp and tangible”
“Personal impressions and political commentary are combined to compelling effect”
“Yallop teases out the paradoxes and tensions of the paternalist philosophy behind the model village idea... [She] tells an interesting story well.”
Published by Jonathan Cape, June 2015, ISBN 0224098276
paperback June 2016, ISBN 0099584638
Twenty years ago, Jacqueline began her working life leading guided walks at a small village high in the fells of the North Pennines. Built by philanthropic employers for families working the lead mines, the isolated settlement was one of a network of ‘model’ villages which sprang up across Britain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.