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Great British Journeys

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Intrepid presenter Nicholas Crane investigates eight epic journeys, following in the footsteps of our greatest indigenous explorers. Nick presents eight of the most interesting traveller-chroniclers to have explored and reported on the state of the nation. From Gerald of Wales who embarked on a seven week journey around the wild perimeter of Wales in March 1188, to HV Morton, the journalist and travel writer who crossed the length and breadth of England by car in the 1920s. Others include Celia Fiennes who started her many journeys around Britain on horseback in the late 1600s at the age of 20, Tudor antiquarian John Leland, Daniel Defoe, William Cobbett, Thomas Pennant, and William Gilpin, who travelled through the north of England by boat in 1770.
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This is an exciting new cover look for TV's rising star Extensively updated for the paperback - includes a new introduction, revised text and new maps. Nick will be presenting 3-part series BRITANNIA on BBC 2 this autumn. He is also currently filming 2 new series of COAST. COAST is repeated all the time. Nick is an expert cartographer, a historain and explorer. As well as presenting TV, Nick is a public-speaker and journalist. He writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph. 'Nicholas Crane is one of the world's incandescent enthusiasts' Guardian 'He presents so triumphantly that you can't help sharing his thrill of discovery' The Times 'A man with adventure in his soul and a talent for communicating his passion, Crane is something of a treasure' Daily Mail 'Highly readable, informative, amusing ... These travellers found challenge, diversity and beauty ... it's a joy that, in following them, we find similar experiences today' BBC Countryfile Magazine 'A serious and absorbing book' Daily Telegraph 'With his passion for travelling and the traveller, Crane is a fascinating guide ... A unique account' Waterstone's Books Quarterly

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Nicholas Crane is an expert cartographer and an international explorer with a charisma that brings his personal obsession alive. In 1992-3 he walked alone for 18 months along the entire mountain watershed of Europe, describing this epic adventure in his award-winning book Clear Waters Rising. He has presented two series of Mapman for BBC television and been one of the co-presenters on all three series of the widely-acclaimed Coast.


wonderfully written and superbly illustrated with photos, maps, and prints * GOOD BOOK GUIDE * This began as a television series, but the printed version, generously illustrated, is sparkling, and in many ways much more rewarding * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *

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