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Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers

Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers (Hardback)

By Fiennes, Peter

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In each walk, a scene. In each journey, a story. To tread any well-travelled path is to step upon layers of history and to add to them. What was seen by yesterday's rambler? Who were they? What was their Britain? Peter Fiennes follows in the footsteps of writers, spiritualists, e...conomists, farmers, churchmen and artists, from the eleventh century to the twentieth. Traversing past and present, he searches for signs of what his absent guides once saw and, through their words, opens up a new way of seeing what is there today. Footnotes is full of wonders and wanders, old stories and fresh connections, worn roads and wild places. It is a mesmerising quest to picture these isles anew. Fiennes's fellow travellers include Enid Blyton (Isle of Purbeck, Swanage, Weymouth); Wilkie Collins (Cornwall, Plymouth, Land's End, Looe, St Ives); Ithell Colquhoun (Lamorna Cove); Celia Fiennes (Glastonbury, Wells, Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, Hereford); Gerald of Wales (Hereford, Hay on Wye, Newport, Cardiff, St Davids, Snowdonia); Somerville & Ross (north Wales); JB Priestley & Beryl Bainbridge (Stoke, Liverpool, Manchester, Blackpool, Bradford, Newcastle, York, Hull); Charles Dickens (Lake District, Doncaster, London); Johnson & Boswell (Edinburgh, Skye, Aberdeen).
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ISBN 9781786076298
Released NZ 19 Nov 2019
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781786076298
Stock Available
Status Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Oneworld Publications
Released 19 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Fiennes, Peter
Category Literature: Texts
Walking, Hiking, Trekking
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 820.9
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Literary landmarks - Great Britain, Authors, English - Homes and haunts, Great Britain - Description and travel
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade