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The Footpath Way in North Gloucestershire By Algernon Gissing

The Footpath Way in North Gloucestershire
by Algernon Gissing

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A beautifully written tour around north Gloucestershire illustrated with charming line drawings and colour photographs
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The Footpath Way in North Gloucestershire by Algernon Gissing

'All this morning I spent on Saintbury Hill...' Originally published in 1924, this is a delightful exploration of north Gloucestershire by way of its many footpaths. The author, the wonderfully named Algernon Gissing, passes through towns and villages, over rivers and across fields, commenting on the history of buildings, recounting conversations with people he meets and observing animals and birdsong particular to the area. As he reflects on the various villages and landmarks in the area, Gissing paints a picture of this very English landscape. Recounting village life with fondness, he captures the spirit of the county's people and their day-to-day errands. As well as illustrating the heart of the county, Gissing describes the individuality of the places he passes through. From the Stonesfield slates of Guiting to the lonely rolling uplands around Birdlip, he recounts a striking land of contrasts.

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About Algernon Gissing


Algernon Gissingwas the lesser-known brother of George, however he publishedmore than 30books in his lifetime. He worked for a time as a solicitor before following in his brother s footsteps and trying his hand at literary fame.Correspondence between the brothers suggests that at some point Algernon settled with his wife in Broadway, where the Gloucestershire countryside inspired his writing. "The Footpath Way in Gloucestershire" was the last book Algernon wrote before he died at 77."

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GOR010258972
The Footpath Way in North Gloucestershire by Algernon Gissing
Algernon Gissing
Used - Well Read
Paperback
The History Press Ltd
2009-03-26
144
0752449036
9780752449036
N/A
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