A Cotswold Miscellany
- Price: £12.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858582252
- Availability: In Stock
This is very far from being a
run-of-the-mill book about the Cotswolds aimed at the tourist market: It is a
collection of essays, some short, some relatively long, dealing with places or
personalities connected in some way with the Cotswolds. The extent of the topics
covered is remarkably wide, ranging from the 'Cotswold Olimpicks' to
Cirencester Park, from John Wesley to John Masefield, from the Arts &
Crafts movement to the beginnings of the Oxford Movement, and from William
Morris to Vaughan Williams. Each subject has been extensively researched, and
while not intended to be an exhaustive treatise, it presents an excellent
overview of each individual topic, well written in an easily assimilable style.
The text is liberally illustrated with quotations and photographs, both in
colour and black & white.
The author, the late Allan Jones, was a retired biology teacher who died suddenly and prematurely before the book could be published. Born and brought up in South Wales, during the latter part of his life he lived in Cheltenham, and developed a great love of the Cotswolds which he explored thoroughly on foot and by bicycle. This book is a fitting tribute to him.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||colour and black & white|