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Icons of England
     

Icons of England

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by Bill Bryson
 

This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal boats, and from

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This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal boats, and from village cricket to nimbies.

First published as a lavish colour coffeetable book, this new expanded paperback edition has double the original number of contributions from many celebrities including Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Eric Clapton, Bryan Ferry, Sebastian Faulks, Kate Adie, Kevin Spacey, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Richard Mabey , Simon Jenkins, John Sergeant, Benjamin Zephaniah, Joan Bakewell, Antony Beevor, Libby Purves, Jonathan Dimbleby, and many more: and a new preface by HRH Prince Charles.


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EBOOK COMMENTARY
"An icon in itself, with essays from many great writers on their favourite English sights"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409095668
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication date:
04/07/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
258,720
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Formed in 1926, CPRE (the Campaign to Protect Rural England) is one of the longest-established campaigning environmental groups in England. Bill Bryson was President of the CPRE from 2007-2012.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Hanover, New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
1951
Place of Birth:
Des Moines, Iowa
Education:
B.A., Drake University, 1977

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Icons of England 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Car7 More than 1 year ago
The wide variety of topics and locations made this a very enjoyable read.  It illustrated the deep interest people have for the ordinary and usually overlooked items and locations of England.