'An absolute must for Anglophiles of all ages... A delightfully wistful book, written with enormous affection.'
-- Christmas Reads - She Magazine
'Bill Bryson says England "is like nowhere else on earth" and browsing through this book you'll feel exactly the same.' -- Countryman
'Icons of England is a collection of thought-provoking essays and stunning photographs celebrating Britain's rural heritage'
-- Business to Business
'Icons of England is a wonderful art book that is an icon in itself.' -- The Times
'Perfect for Lovers of the British Countryside...a coffee table book which will have you humming Jerusalem as you read.' -- Bath Magazine
Following the success of A Portrait of England this book focuses on icons that are quintessentially English. Published in association with the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and introduced by their President, Bill Bryson, this beautifully designed tome is a a celebration of our shared rural heritage. Icons of England combines stunning photography and quotes, poetry, reminiscences and celebrity anecdotes. Highlights include: A full introduction from CPRE President Bill Bryson. A share of the book's profits will go to help support CPRE campaigns. Bill Bryson explains his fascination with Red Telephone boxes The Iron Bridge, built in the eighteenth century as the first crossing of the Severn Gorge The life and history of the great oak trees that dominate our countryside The thatched cottage and its unique welcoming charm The robin red-breast and friends Contributors include: Michael Palin David Lodge Tony Robinson Richard Mabey Joan Bakewell Simon Jenkins