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Tales of the CountryTales of the Country Brian Viner and his family had enjoyed much about their nice little middle-class patch of north London, but gradually realised they were suffering from a severe case of 'metropause' - the desire to swap the hassles of London life for the serenity of the countryside. After a long search they found the house of their dreams in rural Herefordshire. But is the quiet life all it's cracked up to be? More importantly, where does one go to get a decent cappuccino? A Year in Provence with less sunshine but more laughs, Tales Of The Country is a wonderfully entertaining and heart-warming account of the Viners' adjustment from town to country. Full of anecdote and character, it is a superbly beguiling book about what is really important in life, and the joys and trials encountered along the road towards it.

Tour HerefordshireHerefordshire (Pevsner Buildings of England S.) "Not a mile visually unrewarding or painful" Pevsner wrote of this attractive rolling county on the borders of Wales, studded with red sandstone churches and appealing villages of timber-framed and brick houses. There is a rich medieval legacy, from tiny county churches with the distinctive wiry Norman sculpture of the Herefordshire school, to the inventive Gothic of Abbey Dore and Hereford Cathedral. Later highlights include endearing oddities such as the icing-sugar Gothic of the eighteenth century church at Shobdon, and Robert Smirke's grandiose neo-Norman Eastnor Castle. Tour Herefordshire.

HerefordHereford (Pilgrim Guides) This Hereford Pilgrim Guide is a step-by-step guide to Hereford's cathedral. Visitors are encouraged to stop and reflect on aspects of the building, its history, its life over the centuries and its witness today. Canterbury Press. Tour Herefordshire.

Hereford GuideHereford (Landmark Visitors Guides) This guide to Hereford covers the town and its surrounding area and aims to provide all the information visitor's require to enjoy their stay. It covers accommodation and restaurants, excursions on a cider trail, cycle rides, a factfile of essential information and what to do if it rains. Tour Herefordshire.

Hereford CathedralHereford Cathedral: A History This text presents not only an account of Hereford Cathedral, its buildings and development from the Anglo-Saxon times to the 20th century, but also its institutional history, musical tradition, cathedral school, archives and library, as well as its surroundings and dependent buildings. Tour Herefordshire.

Herefordshire WalksHerefordshire and the Wye Valley (Short Walks S.) The walks in this new Short Walks to Hereford Guide explore many of the county's facets. There are walks in and around villages, modest strolls to farmyard chapels, Wye-side meadows and windswept hilltops and longer walks into the more remote corners of this undiscovered county.

Herefordshire Past and PresentHerefordshire Past and Present: An Aerial View This is a history of Herefordshire written around superb aerial photographs. The chapters show how Aerial Photography works, the formation of the Landscape, Early Man, the Iron Age, the Romans, Mercia, Medieval life from castles to churches and the countryside, the changing economy of the 17th and 18th centuries with large new estates, and finally the 19th and 20th centuries which brings the story right up-to-date with pictures from the remains from the time of the Second World War and from modern industry. It includes archaeology, field-names, history and the people who have called Herefordshire 'home' for hundreds of years. It brings the sites to life. Tour Herefordshire.

A Creative Odyssey in Worcester and HerefordElgar the Cyclist: A Creative Odyssey in Worcester and Hereford Anyone wandering the country lanes of Worcester and Hereford in the early 1900s might have come across a bowler hatted, handlebar moustached man rhythmically and throughfully pedalling his handsome 'Sunbeam' bicycle. This is the story of that cyclist, Edward Elgar, and how some of his greatest music was born in the saddle insight of the Malvern Hills he loved.

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