Fraser Stewart 1993
8vo, glazed pict bds in sim d/w F/F 818 gms
(Order reference 983)
This is the book for the touring motorist who wants a peaceful holiday away from busy traffic and overcrowded beauty spots. Extensively researched and carefully compiled, it can be used to plan excursions and longer tours by way of attractive minor roads, which often pass through some of the most beautiful and unspoiled countryside in the British Isles. Garry Hogg's first edition, which was so well reviewed, had been considerably expanded by Blue Guide author John Tomes, and the book now covers more that twenty areas of England, Scotland and Wales – each case beginning with a general survey of the region and then focusing in more detail on suggested routes to take and places of interest to explore. Written with great charm and humour, the book combines a loving appreciation of the landscape of villages, churches and ancient sites, with intriguing historical anecdotes and observations of local curiosities. It is an entertaining companion, full of ideas and information – a book to use, to enjoy and to keep returning to whenever you want to plan your travels that bit more selectively.