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Blue Guide: England
by Ian Ousby
The guide provides more than 80 suggestions for exploring the country's cities, towns, villages and countryside, contains a wealth of historical detail, architectural descriptions, practical advice, and includes information about museums and galleries (as well as numerous town plans and ground plans of major monuments).
Published September 17th 1995 by Blue Guide
(first published November 1st 1985)
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As travellers, we enjoy delving into places off the beaten track and the top-ten lists. The detail in any Blue Guide is much more encompassing than that in any other guide we have used. The driving directions are usually right on the money. Its literary, architectural, and historical information is particularly helpful. We have discovered many little known gems because of these guides. Highly recommended, without reservation.
I an Ousby's life began - and ended - in tragedy. The birth was tragic, or at least bleak, because his army officer father had been stabbed to death in the India of 1947, independence year, while his mother was pregnant with him. The death was tragic, or at least deeply sad, because his industry, insight, versatility, critical and literary skills, which had created a considerable reputation for ...moreMore about Ian Ousby...