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Steeple Chasing: Around Britain by Church
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Steeple Chasing: Around Britain by Church (Hardback)

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Praise for Peter Ross



'Ross is a wonderfully evocative writer, deftly capturing a sense of place and history, while bringing a deep humanity to his subject. He has written a delightful book.' - The Guardian



'Fascinating . . . Ross makes a likeably idiosyncratic guide and one finishes the book feeling strangely optimistic about the inevitable.' - The Observer



'A phenomenal, lyrical, beautiful book.' - Frank Turner



'The author's humanity has acted as a beacon of light in the darkness.' - The Sunday Times





From the author of A Tomb With a View - Scottish Non Fiction book of the Year



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, and might be regarded as one huge gallery shattered and scattered, like a handful of jewels, across these isles. A map of churches is a treasure map. Churches hold within them Britain's history, national and personal. That smell they have, is it just damp and dust? Or is it faith and time?



From The Holy Trinity in Norfolk - home to the 275-year-old wax effigy of Sarah Hare - to Somerset, and Britain's smallest Parish church; from the holy wells of Wales to Southwark cathedral and its resident moggy - Doorkins Magnificat, Steeple Chasing takes the reader around Britain by spire, and gives a unique perspective on the country and its people: a travel book . . . with bells on.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureReligious buildingsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian Churches & denominationsTravel & MapsTravel writing Publisher: Headline Publishing Group Publication Date: 11/05/2023 ISBN-13: 9781472281920  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Peter Ross is an award-winning journalist. A nine-times winner at the Scottish Press Awards and shortlisted for the Orwell journalism prize, he is a regular contributor to the Guardian and The Times. He is the author of the non-fiction collections Daunderlust and The Passion Of Harry Bingo, the latter shortlisted as non-fiction book of the year at the Saltire Society literary awards. He lives in Glasgow with a view of the tombs.

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