The Real Crown Jewels of England

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An inspiring guide and love-letter to 100 treasured places or objects which contribute to England and Englishness. Mixing the historic, eccentric and iconic from architecture, land...
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An inspiring guide and love-letter to 100 treasured places or objects which contribute to England and Englishness. Mixing the historic, eccentric and iconic from architecture, landscape and culture, this personal survey by Clive Aslet conjures the special places or evocative sights that are unique to England. From examples of ancient oaks, idyllic bluebell woods and the Devon lanes, to Derbyshire Blue John, the Mappa Mundi at Hereford Cathedral, and Stourhead in Wiltshire. Descriptive profiles discuss the history and significance of specific sites but also draw attention to ubiquitous English treasures to be appreciated on your doorstep, from allotments to bumblebees. A personal meditation on which places are most telling of the national character; readers are encouraged to think of and celebrate their own ‘jewels in the crown’.
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c.15 x 23.5cm
366 pages
32 black-and-white illustrations
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