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The Resource About Britain : a journey of seventy years and 1,345 miles, Tim Cole

About Britain : a journey of seventy years and 1,345 miles, Tim Cole

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About Britain : a journey of seventy years and 1,345 miles
Title
About Britain
Title remainder
a journey of seventy years and 1,345 miles
Statement of responsibility
Tim Cole
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1951, the Festival of Britain commissioned a series of short guides they dubbed 'handbooks for the explorer'. Their aim was to encourage readers to venture out beyond the capital and on to 'the roads and the by-roads' to see Britain as a 'living country'. Yet these 13 guides did more than celebrate the rural splendour of this 'island nation', they also made much of Britain's industrial power and mid-century ambition - her thirst for new technologies, pride in manufacturing and passion for exciting new ways to travel by road, air and sea. Armed with these 'About Britain' guides, historian Tim Cole takes to the roads to find out what has changed and what has remained the same over the 70 years since they were first published. From Oban to Torquay, Caernarfon to Cambridge, he explores the visible changes to our landscape, and the more subtle social and cultural shifts that lie beneath
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StDuBDS
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1970-
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Cole, Tim
Dewey number
  • 941'.0862
  • 941'.0862
  • 941.0862
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Cole, Tim
  • History
Label
About Britain : a journey of seventy years and 1,345 miles, Tim Cole
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2021
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472937285
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9781472937285
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
About Britain : a journey of seventy years and 1,345 miles, Tim Cole
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2021
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472937285
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
viii, 376 pages
Isbn
9781472937285
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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