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9781873429082

The West Country; Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall

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  • ISBN13:

    9781873429082

  • ISBN10:

    1873429088

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1999-12-01
  • Publisher: Pallas Athene

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Summary

Peter Sager, widely acclaimed for his guidebooks to Wales and East Anglia, has turned his attention to the West Country. From the mysteries of Stonehenge, behind barbed wire, to the suboceanic tin mines of Cornwall, from Hardy's Cottage to the Tintagel of Tennyson and Swinburne, from the Marquess of Bath's Kama Sutra paintings at Longleat to the light-basking work of the St Ives School, passing by sculptors, poets, furniture makers, and eccentrics of all kinds, this is comprehensive and mercurial guide.

Table of Contents

Foreword 9(2)
Wiltshire
11(34)
Icon and National Scandal: Stonehenge
12(6)
Salisbury: Cathedral on the Village Green
18(4)
Home and Away: Naipaul in Wiltshire
22(1)
Wilton House: Museum and Salon
23(2)
`I do not drink, I build': Beckford at Fonthill
25(4)
Stourhead: Paradise Overflowing
29(3)
Longleat: Kama Sutra with Lord Bath
32(5)
Lacock Abbey: Fox Talbot Invents Photography
37(8)
Dorset
45(28)
Garden Cities by the Sea: The Dead Souls of Bournemouth
46(3)
Crossword Puzzles, in Green: Amazing Mazes
49(2)
Redevelopment 1780 Style: Milton Abbas
51(1)
The Stones of Purbeck
52(2)
On the Green Edge of the WorId: Lawrence and Hardy
54(4)
Dorchester's Disneyland: Prince Charles Builds a Model Town
58(3)
Lyme Regis: Louisa Musgrove Falls, and What is Meryl Streep Up To?
61(3)
Art School in Wood: John Makepeace in Parnham House
64(2)
`All beauty is truth': Sherborne and Shaftesbury
66(7)
Somerset
73(40)
Attempted Murder on Exmoor
75(1)
From Lynmouth to Xanadu: Coastal Paths and Romantic Dreams
76(2)
The Quantock and Mendip Hills: Poets and Other Cave Dwellers
78(5)
Wells Cathedral
83(4)
Peace, Pop and Opium Salad: The Holy Grail and Glastonbury
87(4)
Country of the War Photographer: Don McCullin's House of the Dead
91(2)
`In my end is my beginning': The Golden Stones of Montacute
93(1)
Housing Boom and Hot Springs: The Wonder of Bath
94(13)
Badminton in the Entrance Hall
107(6)
Bristol
113(24)
Blue Glass and the Slave Trade: A Trip Round the Port
113(8)
The Church on the Red Cliffs of the Avon
121(2)
Wesley Preaches and Bristol Sins: The Old City
123(2)
Flying Ribs and Stars: The Cathedral
125(1)
Wandering Round the Village: The Terraces of Clifton
126(3)
The Engineer of Imperial Dreams: Isambard Kingdom Brunel
129(2)
Blaise Hamlet: Fertilising the Soul
131(1)
Where Are We Going? Round in Circles with Richard Long
132(5)
Devon
137(30)
The Stone Kings of Exeter
138(6)
Keats & Co: Last Days in Toiquay
144(2)
The English Rhine: From Dartmouth to Totnes
146(3)
Art and Apples: Dartington Hall
149(3)
Plymouth: Pirates, Pilgrims and a Dwarf in Aspic
152(3)
Saltram and Buckland: Reynolds Paints and Drake Fiddles
155(2)
Dartmoor: On the Back of a Dinosaur
157(5)
What Makes Clovelly So Beautiful?
162(5)
Cornwall
167(36)
The Inn on Bodmin Moor
170(4)
From Fowey to Manderley: The Coast of The Birds
174(2)
St Michael's Mount: Pilgrims, Monks and Mimosa
176(4)
The End of England: Land's End Ltd
180(1)
Wild Times in Zennor: Frieda in Love, Patrick in the Garden
181(2)
Cornwall's Industry: Fish, Tin and Copper!
183(3)
Artists, Surfers and Pilchards: St Ives
186(7)
The Garden of Magic Stones: Barbara Hepworth in St Ives
193(2)
Tintagel: The Ubiquitous Arthur
195(4)
Morwenstow: The Rev. Hawker Has Other Ideas
199(4)
Kings and Queens of England
203(1)
Glossary of Architectural Terms
204(3)
Further Reading
207(3)
Picture Credits
210(3)
Practical Information
213(34)
Some Practical Hints A-Z
213(4)
Places To See, with Opening Times
217(18)
Hotels and Restaurants
235(7)
Events and Local Customs
242(5)
Index 247(16)
Town and county maps 263

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