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Coming Home: Selected Prose of Sir John Betjeman

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John Betjeman was not only one of the best-loved English poets, but also one of the best-loved Englishmen of the 20th century. Coming Home gathers a selection from over four decades of his writings about buildings, townscape and landscape.

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From 1930 until shortly before his death he shared with countless readers, listeners and viewers his remarkably catholic passions for books, people and places.

Coming Home gathers together a selection from over four decades of his writings about buildings, townscape and landscape, together with appreciations of writers, artists and architects, ranging from Evelyn Waugh, Pugin and T. S. Eliot to R. S. Thomas, Frederick Etchells and Jacob Epstein.

Candida Lycett Green’s prefaces to each section of this book provide invaluable insight into the context in which these pieces were written by one of the century’s most eloquent champions of beautiful, unusual and often unloved places and buildings.

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Weight 0.384 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.4 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

537

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

828.91208 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K