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North Downs Landscapes

North Downs Landscapes

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North Downs Landscapes: Exploring the Glorious English Countryside on London’s Doorstep [104 pages Hardback]

ISBN: 9781909686588 | Published by: Windgather Press
£14.99 (plus £3 postage and packing for UK and Europe)

The core of this book are beautiful full-page colour photographs illustrating the beauty and distinctive landscapes of the Downs. The text explores the history, geography, geology and ecology of the countryside and some of its towns and villages. Together photographs and text capture the character and atmosphere of a special part of the British Isles.

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3 reviews for North Downs Landscapes

  1. John Pickles

    I love North Downs Landscapes. And the author, Doug Kennedy, will have seen quite a few landscapes in his time, as one of his many claims to fame is that he has walked from John O’Groats to Lands End. Just looking at the pictures in North Downs Landscapes makes me want to get out there on my bike and see it all myself. Whoever would have thought that a work of art like this would be great for personal exercise!

  2. Julie Lloyd

    Through the beautiful pictures throughout this book, the author has captured the essence of the British countryside that we city dwellers can only hope is still out there to be enjoyed. Thanks to this book, we can easily access the best there is, be it the lovely landscapes that flash by as we drive along, a leafy glade, the towns and villages, a church and even a good pub. The journey that we are taken on is harnessed by each vision captured skilfully through the camera lens.

    The knowledge of the author with regard to the geography, nature and history of each area is explained at just the right level to keep one’s interest running high and the result is a comprehensive resource of the region. I wish this book had been in my school library because where there is uncertainty over the terms that are used when you are grappling with geography, geology and ecology, the narrative and pictures in this book illustrate the subject which results in confident clarity of the topic. The history given is an added benefit.

    For those who have left our shores and hanker after what they have left behind, this will endorse their remorse.

    This book is a joy to read

  3. Richard Haining

    If you are looking for a pictorial guide to those really special parts of the English countryside that are ‘hidden’ but are easily available if you know where to look on the door step of London and the more populated parts of the south east, look no further! This beautifully presented book by Doug Kennedy captures the magic and the unique atmosphere of these places with stunning photography and just enough history and explanation to make you desperate to visit and eager to find out more.

    As Doug Kennedy says in his introduction this is “a landscape we can feel comfortable with, it wraps us in a rural dream of rose covered cottages and flower-strewn meadows”. This wonderful book is one you can feel equally comfortable with. It’s a pleasure to read and own, and it successfully wraps you in that same rural dream of the English countryside.

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