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The Most Beautiful Villages Of England (The Most Beautiful...)

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Villages are the very embodiment of Englishness. The village inn and the local farm, great houses, humble cottages and beautiful country gardens speak of a way of life that has developed peacefully since Anglo-Saxon times. This book records the beauty and diversity of the English village in commentary and photography.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 6th 2009 by Thames and Hudson Ltd (first published March 29th 1999)
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Elaine
Jun 03, 2015 Elaine rated it really liked it
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading through and looking at all the wonderful photographs in this gorgeous book. I was almost transported to some of these wonderful English villages. A perfect companion for anyone who loves the English countryside and the beautiful and quaint houses, pubs and inns of it's many villages.
Jonny Parshall
The reading was a tough steak to chew, but the photographs by Palmer are easily worth the look-see. Unfortunately, the author/editor(s) overlooked a few inconsistencies:
1. Many buildings are represented as being of later centuries, such as 18th or 19th, but can clearly be seen connected to earlier buildings (14th, 15th etc). Just because a building has an 18th century facade, it does NOT mean it is a work of that century. Many times the timber frames are much older. Had the author or photograph
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Deb
Oct 19, 2009 Deb marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Saw this at a bookstore in Ashland and thought it would be a lovely way to prep for a trip to England!
Carmen
Oct 23, 2008 Carmen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was happy to see that some of the places I have been on my one and only trip to England are in this book.
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