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Great British Journeys By Nicholas Crane

Great British Journeys by Nicholas Crane

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Intrepid presenter Nicholas Crane sets off in the footsteps of eight of the greatest travellers to have explored the British Isles.

Great British Journeys Summary

Great British Journeys by Nicholas Crane

Nick picks eight of the most interesting traveller-chroniclers to have explored and reported on the state of the nation from Gerald of Wales who embarked on a seven week journey around the wild perimeter of Wales in March 1188 to HV Morton, the journalist and travel writer who crossed the length and breadth of England by car in the 1920s. Others include Celia Fiennes who started her many journeys around Britain on horseback in the late 1600s at the age of 20, Tudor antiquarian John Leland, Daniel Defoe, William Cobbett, Thomas Pennant, and William Gilpin, who travelled through the north of England by boat in 1770.

Contents: 1. Gerald of Wales 1188 /Wales;2. John Leland 1534-43/England & Wales; 3. Celia Fiennes 1682-1712/England; 4. Daniel Defoe 1724-26/Britain;5. William Gilpin 1770-2/North England; 6. Thomas Pennant 1772/Wales & Scotland; 7. William Cobbett 1822-26/S England; 8. HV Morton 1927/England

Great British Journeys Reviews

highly readable, informative and amusing... These travellers found challenge, diversity and beauty... It's a joy that, in following them, we find similar experiences today. * BBC COUNTRYFILE magazine *
a serious and absorbing book, with no trace of television breathlessness, and it is handsomely illustrated. * DAILY TELEGRAPH *
revealing the country as it has never been seen by modern eyes before. * BEST OF BRITISH *
Crane... is an engaging companion, whether on horseback, bike, foot, boat or car, and writes entertainingly throughout. * WANDERLUST *

About Nicholas Crane

Nicholas Crane is an author, geographer, cartographic expert and recipient of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's Mungo Park Medal in recognition of outstanding contributions to geographical knowledge, and of the Royal Geographical Society's Ness Award for popularising geography and the understanding of Britain. He has presented several acclaimed series on BBC2, among them Map Men, Town, Britannia and Coast. He was elected President of the Royal Geographical Society in 2015. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nicholascrane.

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GOR010624157
Great British Journeys by Nicholas Crane
Used - Like New
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2007-01-01
256
0297844563
9780297844563
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