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A Window on Bath

Kirsten Elliott

Paperback; 128 pages; 26 line drawings; 7 maps

A book of eight walks around various parts of the city of Bath, not only to the well-known Crescents and Squares but to some more interesting but less-visited areas. Kirsten Elliott, an acclaimed historian of Bath, provides detailed instructions alongside fascinating snippets of historical and topographical information. These walks will provide the reader with both a thorough knowledge of the city and a series of enjoyable promenades.

Exploring Bath

Keith Dallimore

Paperback; 48 pages; 48 hand-drawn plates

This revised edition of Keith Dallimore's original two books covers the whole centre of the city. Keith's charming, hand-drawn plates show a wealth of detail, not just of the principal showpieces in the city, but of those elements that are often overlooked. Here you will find the grand juxtaposed with the humble, the expected with the quirky, and all those snippets of information for which Keith's work was so renowned in his lifetime. Many guidebooks merely scratch the surface of the city but here is one that delves visually deep and whose treasure trove of information will enliven and entertain many an exploration.

Exploring Widcombe & Lyncombe

Keith Dallimore

Paperback; 32 pages; 32 hand-drawn plates

As with his Exploring Bath, Keith Dallimore again enchants his readers with his delicate and intricate hand-drawn plates, this time of just one corner of Bath, but what a corner. From Prior Park and Widcombe Crescent to lampholders, mason's marks and Victorian letterboxes, residents and visitors alike will find hours of value and eye-opening delights in this charming, little gem.

Garden Walks near Bath

Tim Mowl

Paperback; 64 pages; 11 line drawings

Ten West Country gardens are here brought to life in the form of guided walks, both through the actual gardens and through their history and design. From Stourhead's classical Arcadian and Painswick's Rococo to Iford's Italianate and Rosemary Verey's whimsical 20th-century layout at Barnsley House, the reader will encounter Capability Brown, Humphry Repton, Edwin Lutyens, Gertrude Jekyll and other less famous but equally enthralling designers. Anyone familiar with Tim Mowl's previous guides will anticipate his distinctive, colourful, often provocative commentaries. For those new to his style there is a rare treat in store.

Hidden Paths & Secret Gates

Kirsten Elliott and David Purchase

Paperback; 128 pages; 18 line drawings; 6 maps

Six 'all-day', circular country walks, ranging between 11 and 16 miles long, all within easy reach of Bath. Topographical and historical features are fully described, and it is a guiding principle behind each walk that there should be a congenial pub for lunch. A perfect way in which to enjoy the extraordinarily rich and varied scenery to be found with a short distance of Bath.

Joyce & Edie in Bath

Christine & Christopher Jump

Paperback; 16 pages; 7 watercolours

Joyce and Edie are two Lancashire ladies on a coach trip to Bath. In her first book of poems, Christine Jump draws on her experience of Northern humour as she describes their reactions to the sights of Bath. Reminiscent of Stanley Holloway's monologues, such as The Lion and Albert, this collection of poems is charmingly enriched by Christopher's delightful watercolours of Bath.

Pulteney Bridge, The Pump Room, Parade Gardens, The Circus, The Costume Museum, The Roman Baths and an open-top bus ride are all depicted with a wit far removed from the tourist guidebooks

This little gem, not strictly a guidebook, will appeal to Bathonians and visitors alike. It would make a particularly perfect present for overseas relatives and other friends of Bath, and no Christmas stocking should be without one!

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