Frontier Country: A Mid-Summer Walk Around the Borders of Essex

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Juni 2004



Essex is a county of contrasts and surprises, far removed from the jokes and clich?'s surrounding it. Journalist Brian Mooney and artist Jon Harris set out to celebrate its people, history, architecture and geography by walking every inch of its boundaries. Whether tramping up the Maplin Sands, stumbling across an old soldier living wild in the woods, or visiting a chapel on a lonely seawall, their story is brimming with unexpected encounters and colourful surprises. Starting in Waltham Abbey, their walk takes them down the old Essex border into London, along the Thames to the marshes, rivers and creeks of the eastern seaboard and then follows the Suffolk borders to the edges of Cambridge and Hertfordshire.


Brian Mooney is an author and prize winning journalist, who travelled the world for 30 years reporting for Reuters from 50 different countries. After climbing on Everest and walking 1,500 miles to Santiago de Compostela, he decided it was time to explore closer to his Essex home. Jon Harris is a leading authority on landscape, townscape and conservation, and a well known Cambridge artist. The Fitzwilliam Museum held a retrospective exhibition of his work in 1997. Jon writes regularly on East Anglia, and illustrates his articles with his own distinctive sketches and maps.


"...a land of rolling hills, wild marshes and delightful villages, churches and old houses.... the authors' unusual journey reveals just how much there is to treasure in Essex." Simon Jenkins, columnist and former editor of the Times"
EAN: 9781854182142
ISBN: 1854182145
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 190 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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