Throughout the length and breadth of Britain, ancient tribes, druids, Celtic Saints, Medieval Knights and 18th century landowners have left future generations a wealth of extroadinary sights, scapes and structures. Homer Syke's superb and evocative photographs record these marvels in full colour while his informative text relates their history, and the legends and folktales that surround them - dancing maidens and unfortunate princes turned to stone in Devon and Cornwall, water made holy by the Gilded skull of Saint Teilo in Wales, and the witch who milked the Giant cow in Mitchells fold, Shropshire.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 498.95g
- 01 May 2000
- Orion Publishing Co
- Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
- 130 colour illustrations
About Homer W. Sykes
Homer Sykes is a well-known freelance photographer and a member of the internationally renowned group, Network Photographers. He has travelled widely on photographic assignments throughout the world. His passion however is Britain and his books include Once a Year: Some Traditional British Customs and Mysterious Britain. He was co-author with Roger Protz of The Village Pub, with Godfrey Smith of The English Season, and with Roy Kerridge of The Storm is Passing Over. Homer Sykes currently lives in London, SW20.