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English allsorts

by Peter Ashley | 01 October 2015
Category: British History
Synopsis
'Open this book with reverence. It is a hymn to England - the old England, the England of beach huts and Constable skies.' Clive Aslet. This beautiful book acts both as a touchstone for people's memories and as a guide to the visually lovely places and artefacts that we can still see and enjoy today, but as far away from a traditional 'tourist' guide as can be imagined. There is probably no illustrated book as eclectic as this. Where else will a Hornby clockwork train be happy alongside a Tiptree jam jar, or a Romney Marsh church rub along with a set of Len Deighton book jackets? A personal natural history of fungi and flowers will segue into an essay on Typhoo tea packets; London transports of delight into unique views of English market towns. Ruined Norfolk churches, the pleasures of seaside holidays, the mysteries of landmark fir trees. All these things are written about with passion, knowledge and humour.
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Synopsis
'Open this book with reverence. It is a hymn to England - the old England, the England of beach huts and Constable skies.' Clive Aslet. This beautiful book acts both as a touchstone for people's memories and as a guide to the visually lovely places and artefacts that we can still see and enjoy today, but as far away from a traditional 'tourist' guide as can be imagined. There is probably no illustrated book as eclectic as this. Where else will a Hornby clockwork train be happy alongside a Tiptree jam jar, or a Romney Marsh church rub along with a set of Len Deighton book jackets? A personal natural history of fungi and flowers will segue into an essay on Typhoo tea packets; London transports of delight into unique views of English market towns. Ruined Norfolk churches, the pleasures of seaside holidays, the mysteries of landmark fir trees. All these things are written about with passion, knowledge and humour.
€28.00
84 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780956238740
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 01/10/2015
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, British History
No. of Pages - 192
Weight - 792
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 22
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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