England's Thousand Best Churches

England's Thousand Best Churches


By (author) Simon Jenkins

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  • Publisher: ALLEN LANE
  • Format: Hardback | 880 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 232mm x 48mm | 1,542g
  • Publication date: 3 July 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 184614664X
  • ISBN 13: 9781846146640
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.), maps
  • Sales rank: 239,956

Product description

Simon Jenkins has 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. Jenkins contends that these churches house a gallery of vernacular art without equal in the world. Here, he brings that museum to public attention.

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Author information

Simon Jenkins writes for The Times and the London Evening Standard - both of which he has previously edited. In 1998 he was voted Journalist of the Year.

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'Masterly, perhaps a masterpiece' Independent Books of the Year