The English Seaside

Online Shop | Historic England / English Heritage | Illustrated History |  The English Seaside

The English Seaside

Free UK delivery on The English Seaside

In Paperback Format
The English Seaside

£13.49
 RRP: £14.99
You save £1.50 (10.0%)
ISBN
9781848021259
Author
Peter Williams
Published by
English Heritage
Edition
Second edition
Format
Paperback
Extent
208 pages, 616 illustrations
Dimensions
189 x 246 mm
Series
Illustrated History

There is a powerful sense of place at the seaside. You know what to expect. Fishing villages usually have a pier, boats, lobster pots, and masses of seagulls while resort towns have esplanades, piers, grand hotels and gardens.

Certain seaside towns have just about everything: Weymouth, for example, has a grand parade of hotels, a wide esplanade and a small fishing village. Blackpool has more of everything — three piers, miles of hotels, the Tower, Winter Gardens, trams, illuminations ‑ but no fishing and no castle!

There is something about the seaside that brings out the beating heart of John Bull in the English: doggedly erecting our wind-breaks to capture every vestige of a watery sun; wrestling with deckchairs; wrapping up against the determined wind on the verandas of our beach huts; accepting that 'sand' in 'sandwich' means just that! But we still love it and nowhere else in the world can match its myriad charms and eccentricities.

For too long the English seaside has suffered from bad press, accused of being tatty, cold grey and windswept. Peter Williams' evocative photographs in this fully revised edition of his acclaimed book will make you want to rediscover what a fantastic place the seaside is full of character, charm and 'Englishness'. 


Online Shop | Historic England / English Heritage | Illustrated History |  The English Seaside

Civil Service Yearbook
The new Civil Service Yearbook 53rd Edition - Pre-order now.
Civil Service Yearbook 52nd Edition available now
Buy The Civil Service Yearbook
IMDG Code 2016 Edition
The new IMDG Code is in stock now.
IMDG Code 2016 available now
Buy The IMDG code
New Products

The Report of the Iraq Inquiry

20 Years of the WTO: A Retrospective

European Pharmacopoeia 9th Edition Book Subscription 2017 (9.0, 9.1 and 9.2)

Boxed set of WTO statistical titles 2015

Services Profiles 2015

World Tariff Profiles 2015

Trade Profiles 2015

Bookmark us via QR code
Worldwide Delivery
Secure Payment
Secure Payment
New Products

Civil Service Yearbook 53rd Edition 2016/17 Online Access

Civil Service Yearbook 53rd Edition 2016/17 Online Access

£80.00 (Excl VAT)

find out more

UN ADR 2017 (Books) Two Volume Set

IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) 59th Edition 2018 (Regular Bound)

HSE Approved Codes of Practice - Six Pack (6 Pack) Pack of 6 Books

Civil Service Yearbook 53rd Edition 2016/17

IMDG Code 2014 Edition (inc Amdt 37-14) Book (2 vols)