Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall

Hardback

By (author) Derry Brabbs, Photographs by Derry Brabbs

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  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 258mm x 270mm x 20mm | 898g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0711228574
  • ISBN 13: 9780711228573
  • Illustrations note: 150 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 495,878

Product description

Hadrian's Wall has been designated a World Heritage Site since 1987 and in 2005 was also incorporated into a wider UNESCO category - the Frontiers of the Roman Empire. It is also the basis for an 84 mile National Trail. The book will cover not only the full length of Hadrian's Wall from the Solway Firth to Wallsend on Tyneside, but also other places of historical, landscape or architectural merit to the north and south of the actual Wall itself. Chapter One Background and History Chapter Two The Solway Coast Chapter Three Carlisle to Birdoswald Chapter Four Birdoswald to Cawfields Chapter Five Cawfields to Housesteads Chapter Six Housesteads to Chesters Chapter Seven Living History Chapter Eight Chesters to Heddon-on-the-Wall Chapter Nine Heddon to Wallsend Chapter Ten Archeology and Conservation

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Derry Brabbs is regarded as one of England's finest photographers within the sphere of heritage and landscape, with over 20 illustrated books to his credit. His stunning colour photographs for the worldwide best-seller James Herriot's Yorkshire contributed to its success. He is the author of several beautifully photographed titles celebrating England's landscape and architectural legacy. Derry lives in Harrogate. To visit Derry Brabbs' website click here

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Renowned photographer Derry Brabbs followed and shot the wall, producing one of the year's most beautiful illustrated books. Waterstone's Books Quarterly Hadrian's Wall...is one of the world's most evocative monuments. These pictures communicate something of its special presence. Cumberland News Travelling the length and breadth of the route a number of times, Brabbs has produced a stunning photographic essay of the wall in all seasons which would make anyone with even half a soul reach for their walking boots and rucksack immediately. Daily Mail A delightful lightweight hardback coffee-table book about the famous wall, filled with evocative colour plates. Spectator This is a perfect book for tourists and backpacking photographers looking to traverse the ruins. Amateur Photographer This book is lavishly illustrated by a stunning portfolio of atmospheric pictures by the author Derry Brabbs. Anyone with the faintest interest in the wall will be captivated by the images and sucked into reading about its history and the places it passes through. A perfect taster for anyone wishing to walk its length on the Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail. Westmorland Gazette