This is a spectacular celebration of England’s picture perfect villages, grouped by area and by county.
Clustered around the parish church and green, or winding along an eccentrically curving street, villages are the very embodiment of Englishness. The village inn and the local farm, great houses, cottages and beautiful country gardens speak of a way of life which has developed slowly since Anglo-Saxon times. Time spent in England’s idyllic villages offers a revitalizing glimpse of a more tranquil existence.
The richness and diversity of the English village are recorded in this book in absorbing commentary and magnificent photography by James Bentley and Hugh Palmer.