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  Back Roads through Middle England


(Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild awards, October 2018)

Andrew Bibby sets out to cycle from the English Channel to the Humber, following the great stone belt of ‘cotswold’ limestone which has left its mark so powerfully on the countryside. This is a journey of discovery into a very special landscape, and the author draws on themes as varied as social history, literature, land usage, agriculture and rural life today to gain a deeper understanding of the factors that shape the land.

This is a wonderful book which celebrates the beauty of this area of England, but which also does very much more. Thoughtful, well-informed, sometimes provocative, Andrew Bibby goes beyond the superficial to reveal a Middle England which is considerably more complex than many might imagine.

BOOK OF THE MONTH - Cycle magazine, Feb 2018. Read review here.

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"This is a refreshingly different kind of travel book, not afraid to visit places where other guidebooks fear to tread" - Outdoor Focus

"This book is an exploration of landscape, nature, rural life, social history, identity and change... Full of detail and well researched" - Cycle magazine

ISBN 978-0-9955609-3-2. Published by Gritstone Publishing

" Praise for Andrew Bibby’s other writings on the landscape

 “Moving and impressive… anyone with an interest in this part of England should read this book” – Sunday Telegraph

 “A book of exceptional detail on the landscape and its people” – Country Walking

 “Superby researched” – Manchester Evening News

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