Lucinda Lambton?s A?Z of Britain

 
9780002559317: Lucinda Lambton?s A?Z of Britain

Britain’s most eccentric corners brought to life in book form – following the popular TV series

This book is a response to the deluge of requests Lucinda Lambton received to encapsulate the findings of her popular TV programme, The Alphabet of Britain. Beginning with A for Art Nouveau, B for Belfast, and so on, she escorts us on a riotous rampage round the country from the gravestones of a pair of beloved rats, called Disraeli and Gladstone, to a pulpit in the shape of a boat in a Belfast church; from a bomb-proof art deco theatre in the Midlands to a fully automatic orchestra on the Isle of Rhum.

Fully illustrated with her own photographs, and written in her inimitable style, it revels in hidden marvels – Mrs Thatcher painted on the wall of a Buddhist temple, a full-size waxen figure sitting in a Norfolk church, and the glories in and around Heathrow.

Lucinda Lambton is a tireless guide for lovers of all the historical curios, whether rural or urban, that Britain has to show and her army of fans will be thrilled by this collection of her indomitable exploits and Betjemanesque adventures.

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Review:

‘Her enthusiasm is infectious but the style is deceptive – she does know a lot’
Duncan Fallowell, Punch

‘Lucinda Lambton has the talent to inspire us and to explain. A glossy must’
Antonia Swinson, Scotland on Sunday


Packed with irresistible and engrossing bits of information… entire paragraphs leave your brain palpitating with pleasure’
Val Hennessy, Daily Mail

‘Her enthusiasm for the eccentric and the bizarre is catching’
Kenneth Powell, Sunday Telegraph

‘An authentic pleasure of the small screen which travels successfully into print’
TLS

From the Back Cover:

For many years Lucinda Lambton has been visiting the curious, the most beautiful and the most charming nooks and crannies of architectural Britain. Travelling the length and breadth of the country to make a much-loved and oft-repeated series of programmes for the BBC, she has been able to display her infectious relish for the delights of Britain's buildings.

The A-Z of Britain is a response to a deluge of requests for a book that encapsulates her findings. Beginning with A for Art Nouveau, B for Belfast, C for Concrete, D for Dorset's Delight and so on, Lucinda Lambton escorts us on a riotous rampage around the country. Fully illustrated with her own photographs, and written in her inimitable, authoritative and delightful style, it revels in the hidden marvels of Britain – Mrs Thatcher painted on to the wall of a Buddhist temple, a full-size waxen figure sitting in a Norfolk church, and the architectural glories in and around Heathrow.

Lucinda Lambton is a tireless guide for lovers of all the historical curios, whether rural or urban, that Britain has to show, and her army of fans will be thrilled by this collection of her indomitable exploits and Betjemanesque adventures.

"Her enthusiasm is infectious"
DUNCAN FALLOWELL, 'Punch'

"Lucinda Lambton has the talent to inspire us… A glossy must"
ANTONIA SWINTON, 'Scotland on Sunday'

"Packed with irresistible and engrossing bits of information… entire paragraphs leave your brain palpitating with pleasure"
VAL HENNESSY, 'Daily Mail'

"Her enthusiasm for the eccentric and bizarre is catching"
KENNETH POWELL, 'Sunday Telegraph'

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