Author: Clive Aslet
About the book;
On 15 April 2019, Paris's beloved Notre Dame was ablaze. It shocked the world - a revered landmark, a national symbol, a manifestation of French identity was here today, gone tomorrow. Life is fragile. So are the buildings, monuments and landscapes that move us. The question 'what would you save if your house was on fire?' is a familiar parlour game. But what would you save if England was on fire? What are the places that we most cherish, that express qualities that are especially English?
In this delightful celebration of the real crown jewels of England, Clive Aslet takes us on a journey of 100 places that make our country great. From ancient oaks and Devon lanes to war memorials and the BBC, the white cliffs of Dover to views of Durham from the train, Aslet lovingly captures the magic of the places that underpin our national identity.
The Real Crown Jewels of England is both an invitation to rejoice in our common heritage, and to discover the world of astonishing beauty that lies just beyond your doorstep.
About the author;
Clive Aslet is an award-winning architectural historian and journalist. He began work at Country Life in 1977, and was editor of the magazine from 1993 to 2006. He is a Fellow of the Arts and Humanities Research Institute at the University of Buckingham and is co-founder of Triglyph Books with the photographer Dylan Thomas. Clive's many previous non-fiction books include The Last Country Houses and The American Country House.