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Heaven Upon Earth: The Countryside Remembered

By: Tom Quinn

136 pages, b/w photos

Swan Hill Press

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #155313 | ISBN: 1904057675
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About this book

Following the recent discovery of a treasure trove of original photographs by John Tarlton, the author Tom Quinn has collated the collection into a fascinating and nostalgic tour of the English countryside from the turn of the last century through to the late 1950s. These previously unpublished photographs capture the peace and tranquillity of country life and chronicle the lives of the rural community at that time. These beautiful images impart a feeling of "Heaven upon Earth" and with the author's full descriptive text this book will become a unique record of a bygone era.

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Journalist and expert on the history of the countryside, Tom Quinn has written books on everything from fishing, eccentrics and antique collecting, to early aviation and the First World War. He has recently written a book about the children's author and illustrator Denys Watkins Pitchford (better known as BB) and is currently researching a book on eighteenth century follies. A keen gardener, walker and fisherman, the author was deputy editor of Shooting Times and Country magazine, editor of The Countryman and has contributed to a number of magazines and newspapers including Trout and Salmon, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph and The Times. He is currently editor of Country Landowner magazine.

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