An up close and personal expose of 60 eyebrow-raising erections, all closely examined and photographed in full colour. Ashley expertly handles some of the nations finest towers and eccentric follies, managing to tease out their secrets, culminating in this most memorable of publications.
Editor's Pic: Enchanting - and arrestingly titled - photographic book of 60 weird and wonderful towers from all over England; from the familiar like the Telecom Tower in central London to the unknown and extraordinaire like Waterloo Bridge in Birchington on Sea. The accompanying commentaries are delightful too.
This cheekily named book is a peek at 60 towers around the country - some old, some modern, some famous, some undiscovered architectural gems. But all of them add an unexpected elegance to our skylines
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Stop sniggering at the title and enjoy this selection of unusual landmark buildings that pepper England's towns and countryside
About the Author
PETER ASHLEY is the author and photographer of over twenty books, including London Peculiars, Pastoral Peculiars, Unmitigated England and More from Unmitigated England. He edited Railway Rhymes for the Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series and collaborated with Philip Wilkinson on books accompanying the BBC Restoration programmes, as well as The English Buildings Book, the ultimate guide to building types. Recent years have seen Built for Britain: From Bridges to Beach Huts (2009), followed by Cross Country (2011). He broadcasts regularly, notably talking about manhole covers and post boxes with Libby Purves on Radio 4's Midweek and reciting Betjeman on the Today programme. He has also been seen expounding on railway poetry for BBC 4's Between the Lines. He lives in Slawston, Leicestershire.