“Looking for a new England? Alex Niven draws on our diverse identities to forge a radical vision of a once and future land.” — Billy Bragg
“One of the sharpest, most unusual critics writing today, and with this call for the end of England, he has surpassed himself. Personal, polemical and historical in equal measure, this is a strange, powerful and beautiful book.” — Owen Hatherley
“An urgent and heartfelt instruction to dig over and reseed the soil of England, so that something more substantial might grow.” — Richard King, author of How Soon Is Now?
“By reminding us that community is sustained not by rhetoric but by material infrastructure, Niven issues a brave and timely rejoinder to those who would have us believe it can be magicked into being by platitudes and flag-waving.” — Times Literary Supplement