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Hidden Villages of Britain - A Batsford Guide Book

Clare Gogerty
# UQ5872 Hardcover, 183 pages; 2017
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Anglophile tourists can spend an entire trip in London, soaking up centuries of history and culture in that bustling metropolis. But to thoroughly explore the British way of life, you'll need to leave the city and venture into the Hidden Villages of Britain. Dozens of the island nation's more than 100,000 villages are highlighted in this handsome guide, from the tiny town of Kerrycroy, built in Tudor style by a Scottish marquess as a gift for his homesick English wife, and Ballater, near Queen Elizabeth II's beloved Balmoral estate, to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysliogogogoch, the Welsh village named in a PR stunt, and Castle Combe, "Prettiest Village in England" and home to one of the nation's fastest motor-racing tracks. Gorgeously illustrated with scenic photographs and the covers of vintage British guidebooks, this is one detour off the beaten path you won't want to miss. (KG)
 
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