England For Dummies by Donald Olson

By Donald Olson

Even if you're keen on taking in historical websites and cathedrals or nice procuring and nightlife, quiet, old fashioned villages or swinging seashore inns, the cosmopolitan air of secrecy of London or the magnificent fantastic thing about the Lake District, you’ll locate lots to work out and do in England. This pleasant consultant doesn’t resolve the secret of prehistoric Stonehenge, however it is helping you resolve the secret of ways to utilize some time and your funds, with:

  • Five nice one- or two-week itineraries that will help you hit the excessive issues in your checklist
  • Suggestions for day-trips from London
  • The low-down at the high-brow castles
  • Information on components from the Yorkshire moors to the cliffs of Cornwall to Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Tips for purchasing round in London through Underground, bus, or taxi
  • A tear-out cheat sheet that will help you with unusual British phrases so that you can comprehend the fellows

like any For Dummies commute advisor, England For Dummies, 3rd version contains:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning recommendation
  • What you shouldn’t miss—and what you could pass
  • The most sensible inns and eating places for each price range
  • Handy Post-it Flags to mark your favourite pages

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6 England For Dummies, 3rd Edition Icons Used in This Book In this book’s margins, you can find six different icons: little pictures that clue you in on some important trip-planning matters and a few things that are just for fun. This icon points out my report on the most newsworthy scandals — I mean stories — about people and places. I throw in these tidbits about English personalities and places just for the fun of it. I’m not cheap, but I love to save money, and I suspect you do, too. Keep an eye out for the Bargain Alert icon as you seek out money-saving tips and/or great deals.

It’s impossible in a brief survey to even scratch the surface. F. Benson; Beatrix Potter; Vita Sackville-West; William Shakespeare; and William Wordsworth. The wonderful thing about England — at least, if you love literature — is that you can visit the homes of many great poets and novelists, and see with your own eyes the towns, cities, and landscapes that inspired them. Here are some additional suggestions for English novels: ߜ If you’re going to visit Dorset or Devon, you may want to read a novel or two by Thomas Hardy, who set his works in the fictional county of Wessex.

Thousands of tomes have been written about the history of England. One recent and noteworthy offering is Simon Schama’s three-volume History of Britain, which accompanied a program of the same name on the BBC History Channel. For popular biographies of historical figures, try Antonia Fraser’s The Wives of Henry VIII and Cromwell. You can find many good biographies of Elizabeth I, including Alison Weir’s The Life of Elizabeth I. Chapter 2: Digging Deeper into England 23 Movies The Brits are great filmmakers and beat Hollywood cold when it comes to honesty in acting, re-creation of period detail, and human-scale cinematic storytelling.

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