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A Year in the Life of Rutland By Derry Brabbs

A Year in the Life of Rutland
by Derry Brabbs

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A portrait of Rutland throughout the seasons revealing the landscape, architecture, fauna and flora of this unspoilt and beguiling landlocked county.

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A Year in the Life of Rutland by Derry Brabbs

This portrait of Rutland reveals the landscape, architecture, fauna and flora of an unspoilt and beguiling landlocked county throughout the seasons. Rutland's motto, multum in parvo (much in little) was certainly well chosen and its diminutive borders encompass a slice of quintessential England. Rutland's two towns, Oakham and Uppingham, both have internationally renowned public schools and despite being the nation's smallest county, with the creation of the reservoir of Rutland Water, it has somehow also managed to accommodate one of Europe's largest man-made lakes. Most of the county's villages have been spared the rampant development that has blighted many of their peers lying closer to the major conurbations of England and quiet country lanes and bridleways vastly outnumber main trunk roads. The landscape character is surprisingly varied with the rolling hills of the north and west gradually subsiding into more open countryside around the eastern border with Lincolnshire. Rutland is renowned for its many historic churches and in common with the villages they serve are built from the high quality limestone that has been quarried in the region for centuries. It may not take long to drive in a straight line from one side of Rutland to the other but for those willing to venture off the beaten track, the rewards are immense and this beautifully illustrated book will encourage such further exploration.

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About Derry Brabbs


Derry Brabbs is regarded as one of England's finest photographers within the sphere of heritage and landscape, with over 20 illustrated books to his credit. His stunning colour photographs for the worldwide best-seller James Herriot's Yorkshire contributed to its success. He is the author of several beautifully photographed titles celebrating England's landscape and architectural legacy. Derry lives in Harrogate.

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GOR010219998
A Year in the Life of Rutland by Derry Brabbs
Derry Brabbs
A Year in the Life
Used - Like New
Hardback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2013-03-21
112
0711232865
9780711232860
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.