This delightful guide to England, organised county by county, is now published in lavishly illustrated format.
Alongside the charming black and white drawings of the original edition now sit gorgeous colour photographs of rolling hills, famous monuments and hidden treasures, plus quirky posters from a bygone age. Crammed with interesting facts and enthralling stories, Christopher Winn once again takes us on a journey round England, celebrating the people and places that make up the country - from history, legends and firsts to birthplaces and gossip.
From Oakley Court in Berkshire, which served as the headquarters of French resistance during WW2, to Burghley House in Northamptonshire which grew the first tomatoes in Britain and north to Ripon, Britain's oldest city, this book offers a spellbinding insight into England, its people and its history.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/09/2008
- Category: Local history
- ISBN: 9780091927912