This is the third book I've purchased written by David Hill about British watercolourists. He writes in a clear, concise manner and has a great knowledge of the genre. This book covers some of Turner's travels in the north of England and contains some fine examples of his work, reproduced very well. And Hill often includes photos he's taken of the same views Turner painted so you can see how much (or how little) has changed since the paintings were done. I am always amazed, and I must say I greatly admire, how the British have preserved their country; many of the buildings that are in Turner's paintings are still there today. Sadly we cannot say the same here in America--we are constantly remaking ourselves. It leaves no history for people to live with and integrate into our culture.
If you are an admirer or Turner, or are an enthusiast of British watercolour, you will probably love this book.