Title: Back Roads through Middle England
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Author: Andrew Bibby
Details: Paperback book, ISBN 978-0-9955609-3-2
Published: Sept 2017, Gritstone Press
Author Andrew Bibby sets out to cycle from the English Channel to the Humber, following the great stone belt of ‘cotswold’ limestone which has left its mark so powerfully on the countryside.
This is a journey of discovery into a very special landscape, and the author draws on themes as varied as social history, literature, land usage, agriculture and rural life today to gain a deeper understanding of the factors that shape the land.
This wonderful book celebrates the beauty of this area of England, but also does very much more. Thoughtful, well-informed, sometimes provocative, Andrew Bibby goes beyond the superficial to reveal a Middle England which is considerably more complex than many might imagine.
Praise for Andrew Bibby’s other writings on the landscape
“Moving and impressive… anyone with an interest in this part of England should read this book” – Sunday Telegraph
“A book of exceptional detail on the landscape and its people” – Country Walking
“Superby researched” – Manchester Evening News
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