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Steeple Chasing: Around Britain by Church

Architecture History & Theory
Paperback Published on: 01/02/2024
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Steeple Chasing
Every town and villiage...
A lovely meander through the history of the church through the very bricks and mortar that makes them. Peter Ross is an excellent guide and if you loved hi... READ MORE
Teresa@StNeots
Steeple Chasing
A fascinating examination at churches and their inhabitants
As someone who is not religious but has always been awed by the power of churches to captivate us, I was fascinated by this book. Steeple Chasing provides ... READ MORE
Sam E
Steeple Chasing
Beautiful
A wonderful, beautiful read. I absolutely loved it. I am a non-religious person that has always loved churches, cathedrals, abbeys, ruins... Admiring ceil... READ MORE
CVP
Steeple Chasing
Beautiful and Powerful
This was a beautiful book about the relics of our past in the form of churches. The beauty and the stories of these magnificent places are shown to be appr... READ MORE
Hannah

Synopsis

Churches are all around us. Their steeples remain landmarks in our towns, villages and cities, even as their influence and authority has waned. They contain art and architectural wonders - one huge gallery scattered, like a handful of jewels, across these isles. Award-winning writer Peter Ross sets out to tell their stories, and through them a story of Britain. Join him as he visits the unassuming Norfolk church which contains a disturbing secret, and London's mighty cathedrals with their histories of fire and love. Meet cats and bats, monks and druids, angels of oak and steel. Steeple Chasing, though it sometimes strikes an elegiac note, is a song of praise. It celebrates churches for their beauty and meaning, and for the tales they tell. It is about people as much as place, flesh and bone not just flint and stone. From the painted hells of Surrey to the holy wells of Wales, consider this a travel book . . .with bells on.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781472281951
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 303g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 42 mm

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Steeple Chasing
A fascinating read.
A very significant look at churches across Britain. The first chapter reminded me of my experience of trying to become a monk, which I didn't succeed in do... READ MORE
Ian Paternoster
Steeple Chasing
Well written and fascinating book!
Really enjoyed this one. Each chapter has a different theme. Great mix of architecture, social history, church history and ordinary lives. Thoroughly recom... READ MORE
fiona fowles