• A Cotswold Miscellany

A Cotswold Miscellany

Allan Jones

  • 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.

Format Paperback
Pages 200
Dimensions 240mm x 170mm
Illustrations colour and black & white

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