This addition to the bestselling Most Beautiful Villages series features both villages famous for their charm, and little-known gems in hidden-away corners of the country.
From the honey-coloured cottages of the Cotswolds to the limestone hamlets of Yorkshire and Hampshire’s splendid thatched houses, many villages have played their part in the history of England and in its literary and artistic heritage.
The richness and diversity of the English village is recorded here in absorbing texts by James Bentley and magnificent photography by Hugh Palmer. Grouped by area – northern, midland, eastern, southern and western – and sub-divided by county, this is a seductive celebration of our most beautiful villages. (pb)