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Inhaltsangabe: Award-winning writer, traveller and explorer Hugh Thomson travels the drover-paths and tracks of southern England, those half-covered by bramble and tunnelled by alder, beech and oak. The Old Road Into The Trees is a journey made rich by the characters he meets along the way.
In the past, Hugh Thomson has written books of exploration about places like Peru, Mexico and the Indian Himalaya.
Now he returns to explore the most exotic and foreign country of them all -- his own.
From the very centre of England -- literally, as his village is said to be the geographical point furthest from the sea -- he travels out to the furthest edges of the land. The Old Road Into The Trees is a journey enlivened and made rich by the characters he meets along the way. And the ways he takes are the old ways, the drover-paths and tracks, the paths and ditches half covered by bramble and tunnelled by alder, beech and oak: the trails that can still be traced by those who know where to look.
Just as in his acclaimed book about Peru, The White Rock, Hugh shows how older, seemingly forgotten cultures, like the Celts, Saxons and Vikings, lie much closer to the surface than we may think; they have created some of the fault lines of land, wealth and privilege that we still live with. In recent years, archaeologists have uncovered some remarkable new findings about these cultures that have yet to percolate through to the wider public.
By taking a journey through both the sacred and profane landscapes of Ancient England, Hugh casts unexpected light -- and humour -- on the way we live now.
Über den Autor: HUGH THOMSON has led many research expeditions to Peru, starting in 1982 when he was twenty-one, and is one of Britain's foremost modern explorers of Inca settlements. He is a broadcaster with over 20 years experience and has been Bafta-nominated for his film documentary work, which includes the BBC series Indian Journeys with William Dalrymple, Dancing in the Street: A Rock and Roll History and Russia with Jonathan Dimbleby. He has led filming expeditions to the Himalaya, Kilimanjaro and to Mexico. He is the author of four previous books and was shortlisted in 2010 for the prestigious Dolman Travel Book Prize.
Buchbeschreibung Preface Publishing, London, 2012., 2012. 1st edition, hardback, 8vo, 310pp, clean and tight, no inscriptions, Very Good / Very Good dustwrapper. ISBN: 1848093322. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 456998
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR004438261
Buchbeschreibung Preface Publishing, London, 2012. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. Adam Burton (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition, first impression with full number line. very minor creasing to bottom of spine, corners very slightly bruised, small crushed and bumped section to bottom back cover and jacket (looks like its been dropped), not price clipped (£18.99), no inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, overall in vg++' condition. 310pp, illustrated with drawings by Adam Burton and with map endpapers. A lyrical account of Hugh Thomson's journey across England on the ancient long distance paths including the Ridgeway and Icknield Way. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 004717
Buchbeschreibung Preface Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111848093322