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A Pedestrian Tour Through the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey

Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Imprint: Phillimore & Co Ltd
Published: 1st Jan 1986
Dimensions: w 190mm h 253mm d 18mm
Weight: 461g
ISBN-10: 0850338379
ISBN-13: 9780850338379
Barcode No: 9780850338379
Synopsis
Walmesley wrote this travellers' guide in 1821, at a time when, just after the Napoleonic Wars, the Channel Islands were becoming known as a quiet retreat for inexpensive retirement and a destination for educated tourists. The text provides contemporary source material for the historian, with penetrating comments on individuals, families, houses, gardens and estates. His own sketches of well-known places are instantly recognisable, despite the changes of the intervening years. The islands are revealed as still essentially rural and largely unspoilt.

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