Timpson’s Towns of England and Wales: Oddities and Curiosities by John Timpson lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Jarrold, 1989, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: John Timpson is a past master of searching out the unusual, the eccentric and the bizarre. In Timpsons England he explored those lesser-known curiosities which epitomise the variety of English culture.
Timpsons Towns is a further look beyond the obvious at the lesser-known features of towns in England and Wales. In the book, John Timpson unearths another collection of fascinating and surprising items the civic crest in County Durham which commemorates a monkey hanged by townspeople as a French spy; the public gardens in Yorkshire created over the mass grave of cholera victims; the bridge in Mid-Glamorgan which was built with holes in the brickwork to stop it falling down and the castle in Dyfed which has its own Wogan
The book is written in Johns unique, immensely readable style, and is illustrated with specially-commissioned colour photography and line illustrations. There are handy reference maps for the more adventurous reader.
In a climate where so many town centres are being radically altered and developed, Timpsons Towns shows there are still corners which retain their original character and charm.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges and a little sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board.
256 pages. Index. 9¾” x 8″.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Architecture category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…