For more than half a century, Betjeman's writings have awakened readers to the intimacy of English places - from the smell of gaslight in suburban churches, to the hissing of backwash on a shingle beach.
Betjeman is England's greatest topologist: whether he's talking about a townhall or a teashop, he gets to the nub of what makes unexpected places unique.
This new collection of his writings, arranged geographically, offers an essential gazetteer to the physical landmarks of Betjeman Country.
A new addition to the popular series of Betjeman anthologies, following on from Trains and Buttered Toast and Tennis Whites and Teacakes, this is a treasure trove for any Betjeman fan and for anyone with a love for the rare, curious and unique details of English life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, maps
- Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
- Publication Date: 04/02/2010
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781848540927