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5.0 out of 5 stars Megaliths, 21 Oct 2003
This review is from: Megaliths: The Ancient Stone Monuments of England and Wales (Hardcover)
A haunting study of the megalithic sites of England and Wales, David Corio's b&w photographs, reminiscent of the landscapes of Ansel Adams, manage to be both epic is scale while offering an intimate portrait of many of Britain's extraordinary prehistoric ruins, including a fresh take on the most famous of them all - Stonehenge.
The comprehensive photographic survey is accompanied with richly illuminating texts by Lai Ngan Corio, who explores the multitude of myths, legends and some of the more wild interpretations the megaliths have evoked through the millennia.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning photographs and a lot of entertaining information, 3 Oct 2003
This review is from: Megaliths: The Ancient Stone Monuments of England and Wales (Hardcover)
On the one hand this book is an important photographic work. Over 20 years Corio has recorded our ancient sites in a series of spectacular black and white images which portray each site within its own distinct landscape. These range from an otherworldly longshot of Dartmoor to an intimate portrait of a stone in Wales which just happens to be in a little old lady's back garden.
On the other hand the book is an often hilarious summary of the personal history of each of the stones - the stones being the characters in an picaresque romp around ancient Britain. As you metaphorically rattle around in the back of your tour guides' Transit van visiting site after site in a marathon that makes the "Three Peaks" challenge seem like a walk in the park, Lai Ngan entertains and educates with a never-ending stream of anecdote, myth and folklore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Megaliths:The Ancient Stone Monuments of England and Wales, 9 Oct 2003
This review is from: Megaliths: The Ancient Stone Monuments of England and Wales (Hardcover)
Fantastically beautiful photographs and an incredible and fascinating collection of folklore related to the Stones and their locality. I've visited some of the more well known sites like Avebury, Stonehenge and some lesser known ones like The Devil's Den and Swinside - the photos are so atmospheric and have captured the aura and mystery around the stones. And the stories of the local legends gave me alot more insight and appreciation of the sites. Makes me want to go "stone-hunting" again!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mega-Book, 9 April 2013
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I love this book because I love megaliths.

If you love or quite like Megaliths then you should buy this book.
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Megaliths: The Ancient Stone Monuments of England and Wales by Lai Ngan Corio (Hardcover - 11 Sep 2003)
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