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Journey Through Britain

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780711223691
Author(s): David St.John Thomas
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2004
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Dimensions: 160 x 40 x 240 (w x l x h)
Pages: 716

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For the last three years David St John Thomas has travelled through Britain, exploring the fascinating and diverse character of Britain today. The result is a 700-page travelogue/commentary in the tradition of J.B. Priestley's English Journey. Sometimes erudite, constantly perceptive and always eye opening and sympathetic to Britain's national condition, this is a breezy and entertaining account of Britain as it really is. From spending an evening with Patrick Moore or touring the Hebridean islands by ship, to travelling round the Lake District's coast by stopping train or savouring the continuing individuality of deepest Northumberland, the reader will quickly find the author a good companion and a reliable guide. David St John Thomas knows the nation well, both the familiar and the totally unexpected. He meets both famous and unknown people: old friends, authors, great gardeners, railwaymen, and many of those involved in the book business. Many seem to grow out of their landscape and all enrich the journey with their own stories and observations.
Journey through Britain is a rich and fertile collection of people, organisations, books, art galleries, crafts, cliffs and beaches, canals, county bus services, mountain moors, cruise ships and cycle ways. There are glimpses of Britain's industrial history, old seaside towns, early Christian sites, great hotels and restaurants, as well as its small islands, c
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