'The master of his genre, often imitated but never matched. His books are genuine classics'
A re-issue of one of the great travel books of all time: H. V. Morton's famous and much-loved travelogue of England.
Written in the early days of the motorcar, this is an enduringly charming and fascinating account of H. V. Morton's peregrinations around the hamlets, villages and towns of England in the 1920s. 'I have gone round England like a magpie' he writes, 'picking up the bright things that please me'.
He does so throughout with affectionate wit, whether they be snapshots of ruined gothic arches at Glastonbury or the engaging chatter of Norfolk farmers bartering for cigars.
Anecdotal, leisurely, full of character and event, insight and opinion, this is travel writing of the very highest order.
H. V. Morton's In Search of England was featured in BBC4's The Joy of Motoring