Written on: 22/07/2005 by blakeone (1 review written)
England's Thousand Best Churches by Simon Jenkins and Paul Barker is a thouroughly enjoyable book that now seems to be worth taking with me on all trips to counties I'm less familiar with.
I've gained much from visiting many of his recommended churches and whilst I may quibble with a few of the ratings, the debate opened up by the book has been wholly worthwhile. (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2005 by ah56 (1 review written)
Simon Jenkins,Paul Barker, England's Thousand Best Churches - This is, overall, an outstanding book. It provides a very impressive account of a thousand of the best churches in England. Without this book, I would not even have been aware of most of them, despite my love of medieval churches.
Jenkins obviously knows his stuff. He writes in a manner which is knowledgeable and erudite, yet accessible to the non-specialist. There is a wealth of fascinating detail, and a wealth too of often... (read more)
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