Places of Pilgrimage
Some places, which have already been interpreted by people such as A. E. Houseman, Vaughn Williams and Stanley Spencer, are presented afresh. Some are very personal choices: the landscapes painted by Paul Nash (who grew up in the same area as the artist); the village where Laurie Lee wrote Cider with Rosie; the boathouse where Dylan Thomas composed Under Milk Wood, and the industrial landscape which inspired L. S. Lowry. Some are traditional pilgrimage sites, like Lindisfarne, Durham and Canterbury; some are places which have other holds over the visitor – the stones of Avebury, the battlefield of Culloden, the tree where Robin Hood assembled his merry men.
Places of Pilgrimage is a captivating read and offers a fascinating and fresh way of seeing the country.
This lovely coffee-table style gift book provides a memoir of places of pilgrimage visited by the author together with short highlights about these places. The illustrations are beautiful watercolours that are highlighted by their simplicity of details and information encourages you to visit these places of pilgrimage. What is also quite nice is that these are not just the obvious Christian places of pilgrimage, but just places that may spark the heart.
... a beautiful record of the author's tour of well-known and less familiar places of pilgrimage throughout the British Isles.
If ever there were an exhibition to inspire a road trip around Britain, this may well be it.
This attractive coffee table book should have a wide appeal, not only to Christians, but to others interested in the history, landscape and architecture of mainland Britain.
A lovely coffe table style gift book... The illustrations are beautiful watercolours that are highlighted by their simplicity of details, being largely colour wash and block work and yet so deeply evocative for that. Here is a book that with its simplicity of detail and information encourages you to visit these places of pilgrimage.