Quick Review: Mysterious Britain by Homer Sykes

Summary (from Goodreads)

Throughout Britain’s length and breadth, ancient tribes, druids, Celtic saints, medieval knights, and 18th-century landowners have bestowed upon future generations a wealth of astonishing sights, structures, and landmarks. These awesome sights appear in evocative color photographs, richly enhanced with the history, legends, and folktales that surround them. Imagine dancing maidens and unfortunate princes turned to stone in Devon and Cornwall; water made holy in Wales; and the witch who milked the giant cow in Shropshire. These are treasures worth cherishing.

My Thoughts

This is a very beautiful coffee table style book to look through, full of inspiring, evocative photography. The photos are accompanied by explanatory text, helping to highlight the mysterious charms of the British landscape and folklore.

It’s not the sort of book I would read from cover-to-cover, but rather one I would pick up and flick through. And it’s mainly for the stunning photography that I enjoyed this book so much.

If you’ve an interest in British folklore, landscape and history, you might find this book worth a read.

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