A Little History Of The English Country Church (Paperback)
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A Little History Of The English Country Church (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 04/09/2008
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Beautifully illustrated narrative history of the English country church In his engaging account, Sir Roy Strong celebrates the life of the English parish church From the arrival of the missionaries from Ireland and Rome, to the beautiful architecture and rich spirituality of medieval Catholicism; from the cataclysm of the Reformation, to the gentrified cleric we meet in Jane Austen novels, Roy Strong takes us on a journey - historical, social and spiritual - to explore what men and women experienced through the age when they went to church on Sunday. `Anyone with the slightest interest in the English parish church, of its life today, or its history will be intrigued, informed and enchanted by this lucid, and occasionally provocative, account' Country Life

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781844138302
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 203 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[A] treasure of a book...riveting... If the loss of our lovely country churches strikes you as tragic then I urge you to read Strong's passionately penned book and to pass it around among your friends" -- Val Hennessy * Daily Mail *
"Riveting... Strong tells this story with expertise and a highly readable style. He always shows the physical presence of the church as a building in the context of its time. Anyone who ever enters a church and wonders why it has come to look exactly as it does will find an answer within these pages" * Literary Review *
"Anyone with the slightest interest in the English parish church, of its life today, or its history - or who is only conscious of the same draw of curiosity they give out- will be intrigued, informed and enchanted by this lucid, and occasionally provocative, account" * Country Life *
"A charmingly produced book... Roy Strong's style, too, is gentle while erudite, affectionate but realistic... His intimate knowledge of one of England's most neglected institutions is profound" * Sunday Express *
"Strong's short but rich history of the country church will be a great help in understanding the changes to the physical fabric of our churches over the last five centuries" * Daily Telegraph *

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