Bought 12 Sep 2008 – Amazon

With a foreword by Andrew Marr, this is the book of the TV series he presented a few months ago. It’s quite different from the TV programme though, with a fascinating section comparing archive photos of places with their current incarnations, and it provides a brilliant overview (ha ha) of the country, its transport, geology and other patterns. Although there wasn’t a huge amount of text and I read it quite quickly, it had been saved up as a “treat” read, and treat it certainly was.