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Prospects of England: 2000 Years Seen Through Twelve English Towns by Adam Nicolson and Peter Morter

Prospects of England: 2000 Years Seen Through Twelve English Towns by Adam Nicolson and Peter Morter

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Prospects of England:  2000 Years Seen Through Twelve English Towns by Adam Nicolson and Peter Morter is a 160-page hardcover published in 1989 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and is a stated first American edition.  The dust jacket has light sticker residue to the front.  There are bookplates from the previous owner to the front and back case sides.  The rest of the book is in very good condition.

Book Summary

Prospects of England is a remarkable celebration of the English town, capturing with complete fidelity and in rich, vivid detail the history, everyday life and Architectural charm of small-town England.

Traveling together, author Adam Nicolson in illustrator Peter Morter have visited twelve small towns across the breadth of England, from Weymouth on the south coast to Alnwick, almost on the borders of Scotland. Each of these towns, as Adam Nicolson writes in his introduction, 'has enjoyed a moment when it has come into its own, when the forces at work in it have brought something to fruition and have given the places its enduring personality.'  These 'shaping moments'-- located in a different period for each sucessive town--are strung together in the book to form a continuous chain of town life from the planning of Roman Chichester to the radically nostalgic ideals of the Garden City in early twentieth-century Letchworth.

ISBN:  1-55584-239-9

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