This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of KEITH SPENCE's essential guide to two of the most beautiful - and often still unspoiled - counties in England, which on its first publication quickly established itself as the best available guide to the area.
Mr Spence shows how much as yet survives and how rich, varied and fascinating this part of England still is. He writes sensitively and knowledgeably about buildings and architecture, and has a keen sense of the detail that gives identity to a place. There is much to be learned from this book, which maintains the high standard of the Companion Guide series. OBSERVER
Spence [is] a good companion, brisk and amusing. There are still stretches of ravishing beauty and corners of great architectural and historical interest, with plenty of surprises and anecdotes to go with them and new things I found delightful on nearly every page. I learnt a lot and intend to carry the book around and learn more. TABLET [Isabel Quigly] Keith Spence shows how much as yet survives and how rich and fascinating this part of England still is. He writes sensitively and knowledgeably about buildings and architecture, and has a keen sense of the detail that gives identity to a place. OBSERVERIt is [in] the penetration into the small and remainingly typicalaspects of the two counties that Keith Spence so informatively indulges.This book is a delight for all who live in or visit this yet typicalarea of England. FINANCIAL TIMES
The Darent Valley, Dartford and Gravesend; Rochester and the Medway; along the Canterbury Road; Canterbury; Thanet and the coast resorts; from Canetrbury to the coast; the White Cliffs; the borders of Romney Marsh; Romney Marsh; Ashford and the North Downs; Maidstone and district; the Sevenoaks ridge; the Eden and upper Medway; the heart of the Weald; the Rother valley; the Norman shore; Eastbourne and the downs; around Ashdown Forest; Crawley and Horsham; below the South Downs; Lewes and Brighton; from the Adur to the Arun; Chichesyer and the coast; the western approaches.
Series: COMPANION GUIDES
Number Of Pages: 444
Published: 18th February 2000
Publisher: BOYDELL & BREWER INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised