England's 100 Best Views
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England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. With his usual insight and authority, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks one hundred of the very best from the white cliffs of Dover to Hadrian's Wall -- and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to breathtaking sights -- all beautifully illustrated -- both iconic and undiscovered. From Gold Hill, the Dorset village street so famously picturesque it was used in a Hovis advert, to the view of the City of London famously depicted by Canaletto and the wilds of the Yorkshire moors, this book will inspire you to discover the treasures of England's sea, city and landscapes for yourself. Filled with roman roads, cliff-tops, follies, mountains, ancient castles, rolling forests and heart-stopping moments, you'll soon wonder how you chose walks, mini-breaks or spontaneous diversions without it.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 166 x 241 x 33mm | 1,078g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1781250952
  • 9781781250952
  • 99,779

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Praise for England's 1000 Best Churches: 'Masterly, perhaps a masterpiece Independent Books of the Year Praise for England's 1000 Best Houses: 'Beg, borrow or steal a copy to keep in the car Daily Mail The perfect guide to England's best houses Country Life A book to treasure from the supreme champion of Britain's heritage. -- Alan Titchmarsh With superb photographs by Paul Barker it is a timely reminder, if one were needed, of the beauty of this country of ours and the need to savour what we so often take for granted. -- Alan Titchmarsh Sunday Telegraph A beautiful book... One knows what one is getting here, but the mix of photographs and prose, covering everything from Dartmoor to the Cheviots, is still stirring. -- Andrew Holgate Sunday Times You can almost hear the Elgar soundtrack strike up as you pore over this homage to old Blighty Sunday Express Simply stunning. The Sun

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About Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins is the author of the bestselling A Short History of England [9781846684630], (Profile) England's Thousand Best Churches and England's Thousand Best Houses, the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for the Guardian. He is also chairman of the National Trust. He can be found on Twitter at: @simonjenkins4.

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