Steeple Chasing

Steeple Chasing: Around Britain by Church

Architecture , History & Theory, Entertainment
Hardback Published on: 11/05/2023
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Steeple Chasing
Joyous, Restorative
It can be tempting when confronted with (gestures wildly) *all of this* to retreat into cynicism. Everything is awful, people are terrible, they’ve ratione... READ MORE
John - Glasgow Silverburn
Steeple Chasing
Fascinating and easy read
This is a well written very interesting read. Jolly, historical, informative and easy to dip in and out of when travelling. Thoroughly recommend.
Steeple Chasing
Absolutely Wonderful
I got this for my dad and read it on a whim and I have not shut up about it since. I don't know what it is about Peter Ross' writing that hits me so hard b... READ MORE
Caroline at York


Churches are all around us. Their steeples remain landmarks in our towns, villages and cities, even as their influence and authority has waned. They contain art and architectural wonders - one huge gallery scattered, like a handful of jewels, across these isles. Award-winning writer Peter Ross sets out to tell their stories, and through them a story of Britain. Join him as he visits the unassuming Norfolk church which contains a disturbing secret, and London's mighty cathedrals with their histories of fire and love. Meet cats and bats, monks and druids, angels of oak and steel. Steeple Chasing, though it sometimes strikes an elegiac note, is a song of praise. It celebrates churches for their beauty and meaning, and for the tales they tell. It is about people as much as place, flesh and bone not just flint and stone. From the painted hells of Surrey to the holy wells of Wales, consider this a travel book . . .with bells on.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781472281920
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 620g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 42 mm

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Steeple Chasing
Informative and entertaining on every page.
I really enjoyed this book. I have always enjoyed Church architecture and history without being particularly religious. This book is well written and I lea... READ MORE
Karen Sales