There are three people in our house who love the countryside and none enjoyed reading this book. Writing is too technical and stiff and the photos too small to properly convey the beauty of englands landscapes.I generally find simon jenkins writing on the dull side.He has a grasp of facts but fails to make them stimulate our imagination.Quotes and poetry by famous people dont enhance the readers expwrience.Buy Coast instead.
Paintings of great beauty and tremendous workmanship. Godward committed suicide because he said the world wasn't big enough for him and Picasso. Picasso would not have agreed.Painting of the highest order .Lovely colour combinations and beguiling greek and roman scenery.