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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: HANNIGAN, DES. Title: Eccentric Britain: A Guide to Britain's Bizarre Buildings, Peculiar Places and Offbeat Events.
Description: London, New Holland. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 1843307316) Hard Cover with dust jacket. Ill.: Chris Coe, photography. 160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, maps. "The British have always held the franchise on eccentricity. Throughout this fascinating offshore and off-centre island - from Cornwall's spectacular Land's End to Scotland's lonely northern outpost of John o' Groats - the dramatic and magnificent story of Britain has always been punctuated by the quirky, the irreverent and the downright dotty. (This book) explores every quirky corner of the nation from the outrageous expose of Dorset's Cerne Abbas giant, outlined in chalk on a green hillside in all its rude glory, to chasing cheeses down helter-skelter hillsides in Cambridgeshire. Farther north things may get colder, but they're still crazy with it. There's the highest pub in England at Yorkshire's Tan Hill and a Lake District lighthouse that is miles from the sea. Wales and Scotland are not far behind either when it comes to mad-hattery. Where else would you find people eager to submerge themselves for fun in a freezing Welsh bog? And how about Scotland, with a pineapple-shaped house and the world's best worst poet? Organized by area with maps that show the location of every bizarre building, peculiar place and offbeat event and illustrated throughout with superb specially commissioned photography, this book will entertain, enlighten and more than often raise the odd eyebrow." Light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small bump on fore-edge of both boards. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, and on flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good+.
Keywords: Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, London, Kent, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Wales, Scotl 18433
Price: US$ 25.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 23583
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