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    Country Churches (English Journeys) (Paperback) By (author) Simon Jenkins

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    DescriptionThis is a celebration of England's most glorious churches, from Norman masterpieces and Medieval treasures to Baroque splendour and Victorian high gothic. Simon Jenkins has travelled England from Cornwall to Cumbria to select its finest churches of all periods and styles, unearthing rich mosaics, precious stained glass, grand marbles and humble carvings of green men, dogs, rabbits and birds. In doing so he reveals not only an unparalleled collection of national art and architecture, but the history and spirit of a people. Generations of inhabitants have helped shape the English countryside - but it has profoundly shaped us too. It has provoked a huge variety of responses from artists, writers, musicians and people who live and work on the land - as well as those who are travelling through it. English Journeys celebrates this long tradition with a series of twenty books on all aspects of the countryside, from stargazey pie and country churches, to man's relationship with nature and songs celebrating the patterns of the countryside (as well as ghosts and love-struck soldiers).


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    Title
    Country Churches
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Jenkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 181 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 107 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141190884
    ISBN 10: 0141190884
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    BIC E4L: COU
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    BIC subject category V2: WND
    BISAC V2.8: ARC016000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    DC22: 726.50942
    Thema V1.0: WND
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    02 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Simon Jenkins (born 1943) is chairman of the National Trust and one of Britain's most prominent journalists. He is the author of many books on history, politics and architecture, including England's Thousand Best Churches, from which this book is taken. He was knighted in 2004.