A lovely book . . . At last someone has celebrated the romance of a British road - Guardian
An epic journey to the South-West. The A303 is a road like no other, a route that has become part of the English way of life. Tom Fort highlights its enduring appeal - Independent
Fort gets down on his hands and knees to decipher the ancient lettering on ancient stones and reveal stories from the days of Ethelred. Forts book is also a mediation on the motor car itself: it is a force for darkness or for liberation? - Independent on Sunday
Here Fort unearths a tenth-century story of internecine lust, treachery, betrayal and murder worthy of the Icelandic Sagas - Times Literary Supplement
Anyone who has holidayed in the West Country will enjoy 'The A303'. Tom Fort s diligent digging under the tarmac has uncovered a great stash of tales - The Sunday Times
Tom Fort's book, named for a well-used English road, is a smoother ride: elegantly written, with a dry humour and an eyebrow raised - Economist
Roads to our past don t come much richer...a meditation on the great route to the west and its ancient origins - Sunday Telegraph
A nostalgic experience, informative, humorous, charming, but pervaded by the bitter-sweet scent of regret --Daily Mail
Roads to our past don t come much richer...a meditation on the great route to the west and its ancient origins. --The Sunday Telegraph
'A nostalgic experience, informative, humorous, charming, but pervaded by the bitter-sweet scent of regret' --Daily Mail
The A303 is more than a road. It is a story. One of the essential routes of English motoring and the road of choice to the West Country for thousands of holidaymakers, the A303 recalls a time when the journey was an adventure and not simply about getting there.
Tom Fort gives voice to the stories this road has to tell, from the bluestones of Stonehenge to Roman roads and drovers paths, to turnpike tollhouses, mad vicars, wicked Earls and solstice seekers, the history, geography and culture of this road tells a story of an English way of life.
'Fort has an eye for the quirky, the absurd, the pompous and a style that, like the road, is always on the move' Sunday Telegraph
'A lovely book...At last someone has celebrated the romance of the British road' Guardian