- ISBN 9780500288382
- 31.00 x 24.90 cm
- 285 Illustrations, 285 in colour
- First published 2009
- See more books in theThe Most Beautiful . . . Series
‘Captures the essence of village life in 30 more communities’ – The Mail on Sunday
‘Fantastic pictures by Hugh Palmer and insightful text about the history of each location by James Bentley’ – Outdoor Photography
‘This eye-catching book takes the reader on a glorious nationwide tour, from Mevagissey in the far south-west right up to Bamburgh in the north-east’ – Western Daily Press
This addition to the bestselling Most Beautiful Villages series features both villages famous for their charm, and little-known gems in hidden-away corners of the country.
From the honey-coloured cottages of the Cotswolds to the limestone hamlets of Yorkshire and Hampshire’s splendid thatched houses, many villages have played their part in the history of England and in its literary and artistic heritage.
The richness and diversity of the English village is recorded here in absorbing texts by James Bentley and magnificent photography by Hugh Palmer. Grouped by area – northern, midland, eastern, southern and western – and sub-divided by county, this is a seductive celebration of our most beautiful villages.
The pictures in this book may be licensed for re-use.
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