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The Cotswolds

Author : Jane Bingham
ISBN : 9780195398762
Genre : History
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"With its gentle hills and timeless villages, the Cotswold countryside is a vision of rural calm, but the region's history reveals a darker picture. Over the centuries, people in the Cotswolds have known prosperity, but they have also experienced war, poverty, and despair. Lying between the provinces and the capital, the region has been home to kings and aristocrats, and has played a dramatic role in the story of Britain. Everywhere in the Cotswolds are reminders of the past: prehistoric monuments, ruined Roman villas, and Tudor mansions. Wealthy medieval wool merchants paid for fine churches and manor houses. Later, the landscape was scarred by the English Civil War, while evidence of an industrial past can be seen in the mills and factories of the south-west. After the wool trade reached its peak in the fifteenth century, the fortunes of the Cotswolds suffered a slow decline. By the 1890s poverty was widespread and villages were sinking into picturesque decay. It was around this time that William Morris and his followers discovered the area and established thriving centers for Arts and Crafts. In the following century writers and artists moved to the Cotswolds and tourism gathered pace. Today, the region continues to attract visitors, as well as country-weekenders and celebrities. Observing such changes, and describing the landscape, has been a lively company of writers, artists, and musicians. Some belong to a particular place, while others have viewed the region as outsiders. In their writings, art, and music, they have all celebrated the distinctive character of the Cotswolds"--Provided by publisher.

Crisis In The Cotswolds

Author : Rebecca Tope
ISBN : 9780749023775
Genre : Fiction
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The secrets of the dead will not stay buried... Thea Osborne and Drew Slocombe have been married for a year and are settled in the beautiful Cotswold village of Broad Campden, but Thea is chafing at the domestic routines she is expected to devote herself to, missing the novelty and adventure that house-sitting used to bring. When a routine burial exposes the secrets of the deceased, Drew finds himself caught in the middle of a family feud in which he feels he is on the wrong side, and Thea’s inquisitiveness and penchant for solving crimes draws her in too. With another crisis at Drew’s business leaving him with a profound dilemma and Thea struggling against the charismatic charms of a new man, can their marriage survive this latest Cotswold drama? ‘As Rebecca Tope tells it, every rural idyll is blighted by underlying menace. Such is her writing skill, I’m inclined to believe her’ Daily Mail ‘With beautiful descriptions of the countryside, this excellent thriller marks a compulsive series of rural adventures ... A well-paced mystery with plenty of quirks and plot twists’ Good Book Guide ‘The classic English village mystery is alive and well and living in Gloucestershire’ Sherlock Magazine ‘Tope is one of the most intelligent and thought-provoking of today’s crime writers’ Mystery Women

A Tourist S Handbook For Oxford The Cotswolds

Author : Mike Breakell
ISBN : UOM:39015022291978
Genre : Cotswold Hills (England)
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Secrets In The Cotswolds

Author : Rebecca Tope
ISBN : 9780749024383
Genre : Fiction
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Thea Slocombe is struggling to entertain her stepchildren through the long summer holiday while her husband Drew works, so she keenly accepts a new job house-sitting in Barnsley, near Bibury. However, her commission proves to be far from relaxing when she stumbles across a woman hiding among some bushes. The woman’s story is thin and incoherent, but Thea agrees to offer her sanctuary for the night. When her guest is found dead the next morning Thea turns to the police for help, but their preoccupation with a major animal trafficking investigation means she is effectively on her own. As she digs deeper into the deceased’s background, she discovers a tangled web of lies, secrets and at least three very likely suspects ...

The Folklore Of The Cotswolds

Author : Katharine Briggs
ISBN : 0415291569
Genre : Literary Collections
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Murder In The Cotswolds

Author : Nancy Buckingham
ISBN : 9781610848404
Genre : Fiction
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Detective Chief Inspector Kate Maddox arrives at her posting in the Cotswolds to be met by male hostility. She immediately has to solve the death of a wealthy local woman – not an accident, but murder. The car involved is found to belong to newspaper editor, Richard Gower. Kate, finding herself attracted to Richard, works hard to prove him innocent. British Mystery by Nancy Buckingham writing as Erica Quest; originally published as Death Walk by Doubleday for the Crime Club

Gloucestershire The Cotswolds

Author : David Verey
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Genre : Architecture
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One of the best-loved and most beautiful areas of England. Its major buildings include great medieval churches, built on the fortunes of the wool trade, and grand country houses such as Badminton and Dyrham, besides some remarkable relics of the early Industrial Revolution and much fine work by architects of the Arts and Crafts movement. The architecture of such celebrated towns as Cirencester and Chipping Campden is covered in depth, as are the wealth of villages, manor houses and farmsteads.

A Year Of Walks In The Cotswolds

Author : Roy Woodcock
ISBN : 185058608X
Genre : Cotswold Hills (England)
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Walk through the seasons with these 12 walks and visit 12 outstanding locations. Routes range from 9 to 14 miles for a full day out. Interesting commentary on the c ountryside accompanies concise instructions and clear maps. '

Fear In The Cotswolds

Author : Rebecca Tope
ISBN : 9780749008451
Genre : Fiction
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Mystery and intrigue in the beautiful Cotswold countryside .Following a string of disastrous house-sitting assignments, and with troubles in her recent personal life, Thea Osborne is understandably apprehensive about her latest commission: a wintery month in an isolated farmhouse with only an assortment of animals, including her loyal spaniel Hepzie, for company. With the summer lushness of the Cotswolds turned icy grey, Thea spends her first few days exploring the tiny but beautiful hamlet of Hampnett, and the nearby town of Northleach. While discovering more of the surrounding area she meets some of the mysterious local characters: the unappreciated au pair from Bulgaria and the elusive Kate from a neighbouring farm. But then the weather turns extreme, and so do events. When she stumbles across a man lying dead in a snow-filled field, Thea is once again at the heart of a mystery in the gorgeous Cotswold countryside... Exciting and thought-provoking, with a plot which will have readers' minds working overtime, the latest in the Cotswolds series shows author and heroine on top form once again.

Literary Strolls Around The Cotswolds And The Forest Of Dean

Author : Gordon Ottewell
ISBN : 185058687X
Genre : Cotswold Hills (England)
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Features routes less than three miles in length and spread right across the delightful Cotswold countryside. This book aims to encourage strollers to find out more about the area through the discovery of its many-faceted literary associations. It is suitable for lovers of literature and landscape.

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