Our crowded little country still has the power to amaze as the 100 views chosen by Simon Jenkins shows so well. There is the grand landscape, the coastal scene but also the village and city, a diversity of scene made possible due to England’s diverse geology and geography together with its long history. Gorgeous photographs accompany Simon Jenkins’ text, a captivating book recording the beauty we must treasure and protect.
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‘We were thrilled with Simon’s most recent book, A Short History of England, which has sold almost 100,000 copies and still sells hundreds each week. And our hopes for England’s 100 Best Views are even higher. With his usual flair, Simon looks – very carefully – at one hundred of the very best views from every region in the country, and explains the history, geography, botany and architecture behind them; some are iconic, such as Gold Hill, as used in the Hovis advert, but with stories behind them that may not be known to everyone, and some may be entirely unfamiliar, such as the view in Dorset that he spotted while waiting to go into bat one day. Most of the views are landscapes, but there are seascapes and cityscapes too, and underlying the whole project is another view: that we need to recognise our finest vistas and to save them. All in all, it’s the perfect Christmas gift -- it’s Simon at his knowledgeable, entertaining best, and full of beautiful images to boot.’ - Daniel Crewe, Editor, Profile Books
England's views are remarkable for their beauty and variety. With his usual insight and authority, bestselling author Simon Jenkins picks 100 of the very best from the white cliffs of Dover to Hadrian's Wall - and explains the fascinating stories behind each. Jenkins' entertaining and erudite entries provide the rich historical, geographical, botanical and architectural background to breathtaking sights - all beautifully illustrated - both iconic and undiscovered. From Gold Hill, the Dorset village street so famously picturesque it was used in a Hovis advert, to the view of the City of London famously depicted by Canaletto and the wilds of the Yorkshire moors. This book will inspire you to discover the treasures of England's sea, city and landscapes for yourself. Filled with roman roads, cliff-tops, follies, mountains, ancient castles, rolling forests and heart-stopping moments, you'll soon wonder how you chose walks, mini-breaks or spontaneous diversions without it. The perfect guide to Britain's landscape - now available in paperback.
A book to treasure from the supreme champion of Britain's heritage -- Alan Titchmarsh
With superb photographs by Paul Barker, it is a timely reminder, if one were needed, of the beauty of this country of ours and the need to savour what we so often take for granted - Sunday Telegraph
A beautiful book ... the mix of photographs and prose, covering everything from Dartmoor to the Cheviots, is still stirring. -- Andrew Holgate Sunday Times Book of the year
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publication date: 03/10/2013
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
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|Publisher:||Profile Books Ltd|
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Simon Jenkins is the author of the bestselling England’s Thousand Best Churches and England’s Thousand Best Houses, the former editor of The Times and Evening Standard and a columnist for the Guardian. He is also chairman of the National Trust. Author photo © NTPL - Roy HuntMore About Simon Jenkins