A272 : An Ode to a Road

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A decade-old obsession for Dutchman Pieter Boogaart resulted in a guidebook that looks like no other, to a subject never before fully explored: the A272. Three continuous texts wind their way through the book, simultaneously exploring the A272 itself and the countryside it passes through; extra commentary is provided in yet another level of text. Hundreds of colour photographs complete this homage to the 'epitome of England'. After eight reprintings, now in a fully revised, updated, improved FOURTH edition and - naturally - 272 pages long!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 210 x 250 x 15mm | 839.15g
  • Pallas Athene Arts
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 350+ colour illustrations
  • 1843680955
  • 9781843680956
  • 1,700,332

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Astonishing Jeremy Paxman, Newsnight Extraordinary The Independent The most eccentric and fascinating guidebook we have ever seen John Sandoe Bookshop Delightful Woman's Hour The oddest publishing success of the year Western Daily Press Remarkable Daily Telegraph Rather wonderful Iain Sinclair A bound folly Art Quarterly One of the most original, crazy, informative and enjoyable books to appear for a long time: this guide is utterly appealing Sarah Anderson, Travel Bookshop Road all about it! The Sun
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About Pieter Boogaart

Pieter Boogaart is the European Secretary of the Folly Fellowship. A noted book reviewer and teacher, he lives with his wife and collaborator Rita in eastern Holland.
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