Island Fever : A Journey Around All the Coastal Islands of England and Wales (Hardcover)

Author: Jones, Robin

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Britain''s big strength is that it is an island nation. However, we often forget that it boasts hundreds of smaller islands off its shores, each with a distinct character of its own. This book concentrates on the islands of England and Wales showing a mixture of contemporary photographs and archive material to capture the unique atmosphere of each island. Highlights include Steep Holm--a wonderfully preserved World War 2 time warp in the Bristol Channel; Flat Holm--a Welsh island with a cholera hospital and amazing fortifications; Lundy--a pirate haven that issues its own stamps; and Scillies--Britain''s own Hawaii. Also included are St Michael''s Mount--a tidal survivor of the mythical lost land of Lyonesse, with a working railway; Looe Island--subject of the book We Bought an Island; and Burgh island--a tidal with the world''s only sea tractor and a fantastic art deco hotel with Agatha Christie connections.

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Publisher Ian Allan Publishing
Mfg Part# 9780711034716
SKU 214550040
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0711034710
Release Date 7/1/2010
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 11.5L x 0.75T
From the Publisher
Editors Note Britain?s big strength is that it is an island nation. However, we often forget that it boasts hundreds of smaller islands off its shores, each with a distinct character of its own. This book concentrates on the islands of England and Wales showing a mixture of contemporary photographs and archive material to capture the unique atmosphere of each island. Highlights include Steep Holm?a wonderfully preserved World War 2 time warp in the Bristol Channel; Flat Holm?a Welsh island with a cholera hospital and amazing fortifications; Lundy?a pirate haven that issues its own stamps; and Scillies?Britain?s own Hawaii. Also included are St Michael?s Mount?a tidal survivor of the mythical lost land of Lyonesse, with a working railway; Looe Island?subject of the book We Bought an Island; and Burgh island?a tidal with the world?s only sea tractor and a fantastic art deco hotel with Agatha Christie connections.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0159
Publisher Ian Allan Publishing
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