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    DescriptionFollowing the huge success of the book last Christmas, comes a new edition of this classic work, in portable trade paperback format. Simon Jenkins travelled the length and breadth of England to select his thousand best churches. Organised by county, each church is described - often with delightful asides - and given a star-rating from one to five. All of the county sections are prefaced by a map locating each church, and lavishly illustrated with colour photos from the Country Life archive. Reviewers and readers alike in their thousands have been delighted by this book.


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    Title
    England's Thousand Best Churches
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Jenkins, Photographs by Paul Barker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 880
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 1,386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140297959
    ISBN 10: 0140297952
    Classifications

    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB, AMN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: I-TT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: TRV016000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13300
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BIC subject category V2: WTHM
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEREF
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070, REL015000
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ARC016000, ARC005000, ART015030
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    DC22: 726.50942
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 726.50942
    LC subject heading:
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    175 colour photographs, maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Simon Jenkins writes for The Times and The London Evening Standard - both of which he has previously edited.
    Review quote
    'Masterly, perhaps a masterpiece' Independent Books of the Year
    Review text
    In the shadow of Betjeman, Pevsner and Clifton-Taylor, the former editor of theThe Times and Evening Standard set aside 4 years, and whittled down a shortlist of over 2000 churches to put together this 'catalogue' of what he sees as a great gallery of vernacular art. The Church of England is 'the true museum of England', and this book, a genuine labour of love, is much more than just a dry guidebook to architectural curiosities. Arranged by county from Bedfordshire to Yorkshire, with fine illustrations taken from the archives of Country Life, Jenkins's highly personal descriptions flesh out alphabetical listings of each noteworthy church, and each county section is introduced with a map. This hefty, nostalgic and rather peculiar book is successful then, in that it fulfils the author's purpose admirably - to encourage us to visit and in the process, revive interest in the 'nation's true glory'. He acknowledges that sustaining this remarkable inheritance in the face of dwindling congregations won't be easy, but he is not without hope. (Kirkus UK)