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Icons of England

By (author) Bill Bryson

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This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal boats, and from village cricket to nimbies. First published as a lavish colour coffeetable book, this new expanded paperback edition has double the original number of contributions from many celebrities including Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Eric Clapton, Bryan Ferry, Sebastian Faulks, Kate Adie, Kevin Spacey, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Richard Mabey , Simon Jenkins, John Sergeant, Benjamin Zephaniah, Joan Bakewell, Antony Beevor, Libby Purves, Jonathan Dimbleby, and many more: and a new preface by HRH Prince Charles.

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 28mm | 339.99g
  • 01 Apr 2010
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London
  • English
  • B&W illustrations throughout
  • 0552776351
  • 9780552776356
  • 3,267

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Formed in 1926, CPRE (the Campaign to Protect Rural England) is one of the longest-established campaigning environmental groups in England. Bill Bryson was President of the CPRE from 2007-2012.

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"An icon in itself, with essays from many great writers on their favourite English sights" The Times "bsolute must for Anglophiles of all ages... A delightfully wistful book, written with enormous affection" She "A collection of thought-provoking essays celebrating Britain's rural heritage" Business to Business

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