Originally published in 1940, this book contains a series of vignettes based around visits to British churches. Written in the shadow of the Second World War, the text was partly intended to console readers; providing them with solace in the beauty of the surrounding ecclesiastical architecture. Containing numerous illustrative figures, this is a highly readable book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in British churches and travel writing.
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- Date Published: March 2013
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107662988
- length: 162 pages
- dimensions: 203 x 127 x 10 mm
- weight: 0.18kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Prologue: the point of departure
2. The dole of courage
3. The royal saints of England
4. The faithful maid of honour
5. At the feet of the dead
6. 'Mistress Shallow'
7. Vices versus virtues
8. The Giant of Burford in Shropshire
9. An English Eden
10. Folly in architecture
11. Handel in suburbia
12. Angelic orchestras
13. The sacred grove
14. Elephant hunting in Devon
15. Easter sepulchres
16. 'A little child shall lead them'
17. The tree of Jesse
18. 'Old St Paul's' in Hertfordshire
19. The shadow-foot of Dennington
20. Architectural models
21. A herbal of stone
22. 'Comes the blind fury'
23. Wool-gathering in church
24. Design for a journey in black and gold
25. Epilogue: searchlights over London
Index of proper names.
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