Originally published in 1940, this book contains a series of vignettes based around visits to British churches. Written in the shadow of the Second World War, the text was partly intended to console readers; providing them with solace in the beauty of the surrounding ecclesiastical architecture. Containing numerous illustrative figures, this is a highly readable book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in British churches and travel writing.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.39(d)|
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; 1. Prologue: the point of departure; 2. The dole of courage; 3. The royal saints of England; 4. The faithful maid of honour; 5. At the feet of the dead; 6. 'Mistress Shallow'; 7. Vices versus virtues; 8. The Giant of Burford in Shropshire; 9. An English Eden; 10. Folly in architecture; 11. Handel in suburbia; 12. Angelic orchestras; 13. The sacred grove; 14. Elephant hunting in Devon; 15. Easter sepulchres; 16. 'A little child shall lead them'; 17. The tree of Jesse; 18. 'Old St Paul's' in Hertfordshire; 19. The shadow-foot of Dennington; 20. Architectural models; 21. A herbal of stone; 22. 'Comes the blind fury'; 23. Wool-gathering in church; 24. Design for a journey in black and gold; 25. Epilogue: searchlights over London; Index of proper names.