The churches of Lincolnshire are a secret that deserves to be better known. Thorold's book, with its superb photographs by Peter Burton and John Piper, opens the doors to a wonderful variety of buildings, from the humble to the grand. Thorold knew the county and its churches intimately, and writes about them with enthusiasm. But this is no uncritical hagiography. He brings the eye of the trained architectural critic, and the pen of a born writer, to his subject. You will really get the feel for the place in just a few words, and be enthused with a desire to see for yourself. Stow and Cotes-by Stow, Theddlethorpe All Saints and Saltfeetby All Saints, Heckington and Brant Broughton - from Addlethorpe to Yarburgh, the names ring out like the bells their towers hold. This is a book to be savoured and enjoyed - and one that will send you hurrying off to one of England's finest counties.