Prospects of England - Two Thousand Years Seen Through Twelve English Towns
London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0297795783). Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A large format volume of 160 pages. Travelling together, author Adam Nicolson and illustrator Peter Morter have visited twelve small towns across the breadth of England, from Weymouth on the South coast to Alnwick, almost on the borders of Scotland. Each of these towns 'has enjoyed a moment when it has come into its own, when the forces at work have brought something to fruition and have given the place its enduring personality'. These 'shaping moments' - a different point in history for each successive town - are strung together in the book to form a continuous chain of town life from the planning of Roman Chichester to the radically nostalgic ideals of the Garden City in early 20th century Letchworth. The result is a remarkable portrait of small town England, with the triumphs of provincial architecture, rich with the details of everyday life, both now and in the past, lavishly illustrated with detailed plans and architectural drawings. The towns are Chichester, Sussex; Glastonbury, Somerset; Alnwick, Northumberland; Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire; Woodbridge, Suffolk; Blandford Forum, Dorset; Monmouth, Gwent; Weymouth, Dorset; Buxton, Derbyshire; Whitby, North Yorkshire; Hebden Bridgem West Yorkshire; Letchworth, Hertfordshire. A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.0 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST. Fine/Fine.
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Keywords: English Town History, Chichester, Glastonbury, Alnwick, Chipping Camden. Woodbridge, Blandford Forum, Monmouth, Weymouth, Buxton, Whitby, Hebden Bridge, Letchworth 0297795783