Icons of England - Bill Bryson

Icons of England

By Bill Bryson

  • Release Date: 2010-04-07
  • Genre: Nature
  • Book: Icons of England
Icons of England book review score

3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 21 Ratings)

Icons of England Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Icons of England is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.

This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal boats, and from village cricket to nimbies.

First published as a lavish colour coffeetable book, this new expanded paperback edition has double the original number of contributions from many celebrities including Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Eric Clapton, Bryan Ferry, Sebastian Faulks, Kate Adie, Kevin Spacey, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Richard Mabey , Simon Jenkins, John Sergeant, Benjamin Zephaniah, Joan Bakewell, Antony Beevor, Libby Purves, Jonathan Dimbleby, and many more: and a new preface by HRH Prince Charles.

User reviews about the book

  • Hard to feel really enthusiastic about

    By Fpiano
    I guess it is what it is--tiny snippets of varied information. Some are much more interesting than others.

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