Introduction. Squirrels & Grapes: Southwest Cumbria. Books & Magpies: Herefordshire & Shropshire. Flint & Samphire: North Norfolk. Sheep & Shingle: Romney Marsh & Dungeness. Walls & Wool: North Cotswolds. Mud & Oysters: Essex Estuaries. Hedges & Signposts: Wiltshire-Dorset Borders. Fish & Tin: North Cornwall Coast. Bells & Whistles: High Leicestershire. Bibliography. Index.
Peter Ashley is the author and photographer of Unmitigated England and More from Unmitigated England. He edited Railway Rhymes for the Everyman?s Library Pocket Poets Series and collaborated with Philip Wilkinson on books accompanying the BBC Restoration programmes, as well as The English Buildings Book, the ultimate guide to building types. In June 2009, he published his first book with John Wiley & Sons, Built for Britain: From Bridges to Beach Huts.
' Happily, his rich, descriptive writing, peppered with personal reminiscences and anecdotes, is every bit as evocative as his pictures.' (Eastern Daily Press, March 2011). '...so lavishly illustrated with his marvellously atmospheric images that its text could almost be described as one long picture caption.' (The Independent, April 2011). ' His [Peter's] many anecdotes help to enrich a book which is a happy blend of both familiar and unfamiliar, past and present.' (Leicester Mercury, April 2011). 'A warm, witty and intriguing view of the England we all love.' (Countryside Voice, Spring 2011). 'Such a lovely book...a joy to read.' (Shropshire Star, May 2011).