25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
The classic book on ley lines,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Old Straight Track: Its Mounds, Beacons, Moats, Sites and Mark Stones (Paperback)A thorough and fascinating investigation of ley lines in Britain, particularly Herefordshire. This is a classic in all senses of the word: it's an old book (written in 1925), the first to cover its subject (Alfred Watkins coined the term 'ley lines'), and doing it so comprehensively and logically that any other book on ley lines is almost superfluous.
The chapters and snippets on the origin and derivation of words, place-names and surnames are particularly interesting. For example, the modern meaning of the word 'black' is completely opposite to its ancient meaning!
This is the best book on history - ancient or modern - I've ever read.
(16 customer reviews)