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The village has always been the centre of English country life. Clustered around a church or pond, spread around a common or along the banks of a river, each village has its own unique character, tradition, and style, owing to the use of local materials.
The overwhelming charm of English villages is that very few of them have been planned. They grew, larger or smaller, as circumstances demanded. And the English village does not impose itself upon the landscape: it accepts and follows the natural lie of the land. It is that fact which creates the feeling of harmony between buildings and land that is still to be found in many English villages.
Perry’s exquisite full colour photos and informative text convey the atmosphere of timelessness still found in these communities, carrying the reader back to the England of yesterday.
By: C Perry, A Gore & L Fleming
Publishers: Viking. Publishing Date: 1986
Cover Type: Hardback with glossy dustjacket
Number Pages: 160. Book Dimensions (Approx): 26 x 20 cms
General Condition: Excellent. Tight copy. Hardly read. Minimal soiling to dustjacket with slight curling to edges; fading on spine from exposure to light. Covers fine. Inner pages crisp and clean.