The English Seaside

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There is a powerful sense of place at the seaside. You know what to expect. Fishing villages usually have a pier, boats, lobster pots, and masses of seagulls while resort towns have esplanades, piers, grand hotels and gardens. Certain seaside towns have just about everything: Weymouth, for example, has a grand parade of hotels, a wide esplanade and a small fishing village. Blackpool has more of everything - three piers, miles of hotels, the Tower, Winter Gardens, trams, illuminations - but no fishing and no castle! There is something about the seaside that brings out the beating heart of John Bull in the English: doggedly erecting our wind-breaks to capture every vestige of a watery sun; wrestling with deckchairs; wrapping up against the determined wind on the verandas of our beach huts; accepting that 'sand' in 'sandwich' means just that! But we still love it and nowhere else in the world can match its myriad charms and eccentricities. For too long the English seaside has suffered from bad press, accused of being tatty, cold grey and windswept. Peter Williams' evocative photographs in this fully revised edition of his acclaimed book will make you want to rediscover what a fantastic place the seaside is - full of character, charm and 'Englishness'.

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Peter Williams has recently retired from English Heritage where he was a photographer. He is a devoted enthusiast of the seaside..,..

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It tells the story almost entirely in photographs after a foreword, and captures well the atmosphere of seaside towns, whether sedate or raucous, their views, amenities and curious quirks. -- Mark Smulian * Journal of the Islington Archaeology & History Society, Summer 2014 *

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Book Description English Heritage, United Kingdom, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near As New. 1st Edition. All books are dispatched within 1 business day from England. A hardcover edition with laminated pictorial hardcovers, flat spine with stitched bindings, yellow endpapers. It is believed this publication was produced without a loose jacket. The book condition is rated as 'Near As New'. The hardcovers, spine and bindings are in perfect 'working' order, with no significant wear showing. The book block edges and internal pages are bright, clean and intact, showing no significant wear or any ageing, there is No inscription, both externally and internally the book is in an excellent condition. A Summary of condition, a book that is tight, sound and complete, a book in which its reading quality is totally unimpaired, maintaining the look of newness throughout. The books condition is reflected in its price " Peter Williams's evocative photographs will make you want to rediscover what a fantastic place the seaside is - full of character, charm and 'Englishness'", taken for the books own synopsis. A quality publication from 'English Heritage' full of nostalgia and wonderful colour photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 000842

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