Christopher Somerville's many books include the bestselling Coast series, walking guides, and books of exploration to all corners of the British Isles.
'This is geography not as a dry academic subject full of jargon and terminology, but as the natural history of a living, evolving landscape.' -- Economist 'This neat and engaging book will remind you of the geography of our green and pleasant isle, and, aside from anything else, will ensure you are never without the correct fact again' -- The Oldie 'Let's lift our heads from the flat, mechanical, simplistic world inside the video screens and feast our five senses on the earthly delights of real geography where it rules supreme: out there.' -- Sunday Express 'An amusing and informative read.' -- Sunday Telegraph 'Packed with a wealth of information -- making it a must for fans of pub quizzes. And it's good to know someone else was taught that Great Britain looks like an old lady riding a pig' -- Press Association 'This entertaining tome attempts to do for geography what Eats, Shoots and Leaves did for English grammar ... Somerville presents an overview of Britain that's quirky, methodical, engaging and - most importantly - memorable, helped immeasurably by some ingenious illustrations.' -- Walk magazine 'This book is brilliant...you will find explanations and descriptions of every nook and cranny of our nation.' -- The Sentinel 'A sort of Lynne Truss for our geography, by the author of COAST.' -- The Bookseller