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South and East England's Best Views

«With superb photographs by Paul Barker it is a timely reminder, if one were needed, of the beauty of this country of ours and the need to savour what we so often take for granted.»

Alan Titchmarsh, Sunday Telegraph

England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from South and East England, including Arundel, the Chilterns (Coombe Hill and Turville Down), the white cliffs of Dover, North Downs' Devil's Kneading Trough, Oxford (The High and Radcliffe Square), Stowe, Windsor Great Park, Cambridge's The Backs, Holkham, Lavenham and Sheringham, and more - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Les mer

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England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. In this illustrated, first-of-its-kind guide, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks the very best views from South and East England, including Arundel, the Chilterns (Coombe Hill and Turville Down), the white cliffs of Dover, North Downs' Devil's Kneading Trough, Oxford (The High and Radcliffe Square), Stowe, Windsor Great Park, Cambridge's The Backs, Holkham, Lavenham and Sheringham, and more - and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to South and East England's breathtaking sights both iconic and undiscovered.

Filled with roman roads, cliff-tops, follies, mountains, ancient castles, rolling forests and heart-stopping moments, you'll soon wonder how you chose walks, mini-breaks or spontaneous diversions without it.

Detaljer

Forlag
Profile Books Ltd
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781782830610
Utgivelsesår
2013

Om forfatteren

Simon Jenkins is the author of the bestselling A Short History of England [9781846684630], (Profile) England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses, the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for the Guardian. He is also chairman of the National Trust. He can be found on Twitter at: @simonjenkins4.

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«With superb photographs by Paul Barker it is a timely reminder, if one were needed, of the beauty of this country of ours and the need to savour what we so often take for granted.»

Alan Titchmarsh, Sunday Telegraph

«A beautiful book... One knows what one is getting here, but the mix of photographs and prose, covering everything from Dartmoor to the Cheviots, is still stirring.»

Andrew Holgate, Sunday Times

«You can almost hear the Elgar soundtrack strike up as you pore over this homage to old Blighty»

Sunday Express

«Simply stunning.»

The Sun

«Praise for England's 1000 Best Churches: 'Masterly, perhaps a masterpiece»

Independent Books of the Year

«Praise for England's 1000 Best Houses: 'Beg, borrow or steal a copy to keep in the car»

Daily Mail

«The perfect guide to England's best houses»

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