Great British Journeys
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This book chronicles some of the most interesting and intrepid explorer’s of recent history and their journeys around the British Isles. Crane tells their stories in an amusing and highly entertaining way bringing these long gone travellers very much alive for today’s reader. If you haven’t already this book will make you want to go and pull your boots on and go out and explore this fair isle.
Great British Journeys by Nicholas Crane
Nick presents eight of the most interesting traveller-chroniclers to have explored and reported on the state of the nation. From Gerald of Wales who embarked on a seven week journey around the wild perimeter of Wales in March 1188, to HV Morton, the journalist and travel writer who crossed the length and breadth of England by car in the 1920s. Others include Celia Fiennes who started her many journeys around Britain on horseback in the late 1600s at the age of 20, Tudor antiquarian John Leland, Daniel Defoe, William Cobbett, Thomas Pennant, and William Gilpin, who travelled through the north of England by boat in 1770.
'highly readable, informative and amusing... These travellers found challenge, diversity and beauty... It's a joy that, in following them, we find similar experiences today.' BBC COUNTRYFILE magazine
'a serious and absorbing book, with no trace of television breathlessness, and it is handsomely illustrated.' DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Crane... is an engaging companion, whether on horseback, bike, foot, boat or car, and writes entertainingly throughout.' WANDERLUST
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Publication date18th September 2008
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