The Most Beautiful Country Towns of England (Most Beautiful Villages Series)
Hugh PalmerISBN: 0500512353; 9780500512357;
An inspirational tour and celebration of some of the most attractive small towns in the English countryside. Complementing the best-selling The Most Beautiful Villages of England , Hugh Palmer has produced a stunning sequence of images of those ancient towns in which the true heart of England lies. All the places included here embody a long, preindustrial heritage; they are also communities of a well-preserved beauty, widely visited by travelers from all parts of the world. Twenty-five of the most beguiling small towns of rural and seaside England are included. Here are market towns that have traditionally owed their importance and prosperity to the agricultural land surrounding them, towns that grew up by river crossings, small ports harboring both fishing and trading fleets, centers of religious activity, and even spas. The whole of England is represented in Palmer's delightful photography and perceptive commentaries, revealing how history, site,...