This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on
the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England
apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their
own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of
personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to
canal boats, and from village cricket to nimbies.
First published as a lavish colour coffeetable book, this new expanded paperback edition has double the original number of contributions from many celebrities including Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Eric Clapton, Bryan Ferry, Sebastian Faulks, Kate Adie, Kevin Spacey, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Richard Mabey , Simon Jenkins, John Sergeant, Benjamin Zephaniah, Joan Bakewell, Antony Beevor, Libby Purves, Jonathan Dimbleby, and many more: and a new preface by HRH Prince Charles.
About The Author
BILL BRYSON was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. He settled in England in 1977, where he lived for many years with his English wife and four children before moving with his family to America. In 2003 the Brysons came back to England where they intend to remain. He is the bestselling author of THE LOST CONTINENT, MOTHER TONGUE, NEITHER HERE NOR THERE, MADE IN AMERICA, NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND, A WALK IN THE WOODS, NOTES FROM A BIG COUNTRY and DOWN UNDER, as well as, most recently, A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING, which won the Aventis Prize 2004 and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.
"An icon in itself, with essays from many great writers on their favourite English sights" The Times "bsolute must for Anglophiles of all ages... A delightfully wistful book, written with enormous affection" She "A collection of thought-provoking essays celebrating Britain's rural heritage" Business to Business
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.34