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Stonehenge

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Stonehenge is woven into the earliest Arthurian legends and has been analysed by everyone from archaeologists, to town planners, to the Druids who have made it their spiritual home. By refusing to adopt one theoretical position, Rosemary Hill provides the most wide-ranging and expansive history of the megalithic structure to date, from its creation in 3000 BC to the threat of the thunderous main roads that flank it today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 15mm | 181g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 9781861978806
  • 580,789

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Her book is a treasure: stylish, thoughtful, miraculously condensed, and as full of knowledge as megalith is full of megalith Sunday Times
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Her book is a treasure: stylish, thoughtful, miraculously condensed, and as full of knowledge as megalith is full of megalith * Sunday Times * She brings genuine originality to the cultural history of Stonehenge; nobody has until now considered it as literature, poetry and art, in this comprehensive way * Times Literary Supplement * A fascinating overview * Time Out * This is a fascinating account of how Stonehenge has been written up over the years ... this is a thoroughly researched history that's both entertaining and authoritative -- Lesley McDowell * Independent on Sunday * Clear, intelligent and often highly amusing, this study achieves something new in the voluminous literature on Stonehenge ... excellent. -- Christopher Hirst * Independent * Intelligent and often witty ... refreshingly unmocking. -- Andrew Holgate * Sunday Times * A thorough examination of England's most captivating World Heritage Site. -- Julian Fleming * Sunday Business Post * Superbly researched and thoroughly entertaining account of the monument's history -- Simon Shaw * Mail on Sunday *
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About Rosemary Hill

Rosemary Hill is a writer and historian. She has written two prize-winning books, God's Architect, a life of A.W.N. Pugin and Stonehenge. She is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books, a fellow the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society of Literature and a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She lives in London and is working on a history of antiquarianism in the Romantic period.
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71 ratings
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