David's Bookshop & David's Music
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Books: 01462 684631 / Music: 01462 475900

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Prizewinning Author, Presenter of Coast and Map Man, Nicholas Crane will Introduce and Sign The Making of The British Landscape

Wednesday 19 October 2016
7:30 pm

The history of 12,000 years of the British landscape, from the Ice Age to the twenty-first century, by prizewinning author Nicholas Crane, co-presenter of COAST

Nicholas Crane's The Making of the British Landscape brilliantly describes the evolution of Britain's countryside and cities. It is part journey, part history, and it concludes with awkward questions about the future of Britain's landscapes. Nick Crane's story begins with the melting tongues of glaciers and the emergence of a gigantic game-park tentatively being explored by a vanguard of Mesolithic adventurers who have taken the long, northward hike across the land bridge from the continent. The Iron Age develops into a pre-Roman 'Golden Era' and Crane looks at what the Romans did (and didn't) contribute to the British landscape. Major landscape 'events' (Black Death, enclosures, urbanisation, recreation, etc.) are fully described and explored, and he weaves in the role played by geology in shaping our cities, industry and recreation, the effect of climate and of global economics.

Nicholas Crane is a prize-winning author, an expert cartographer and an international explorer with a charisma that brings his personal obsession alive. His previous titles include Mercator, The Map Book, Great British Journeys, Two Degrees West, An Innocent Abroad and Nicholas Crane’s Britiannia. In recent years, Nick has become best known for his work on BBC television, presenting the BAFTA-winning BBC2 TV series Coast, Map Man, Great British Journeys, Nicholas Crane’s Britannia and Town

 

The Spirlla Ballroom is located in Letchworth (SG6 4ET). Tickets are £5, which is deductible from the cost of the hardback book (£20) if purchased on the evening. To book tickets, please ring the shop on 01462768234, call in or go to http://nicolascrane.eventbrite.com There is a £1 booking fee online.

Forthcoming Events

Prizewinning Historian and Novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore will Discuss and Sign his Book, Written in History, Letters that Changed the World
Monday 05 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Sunday Times Bestseller, Elly Griffiths will Discuss and Sign her Crime Novel, The Stranger Diaries
Tuesday 06 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Cricketer, Derek Pringle will Discuss and Sign his Book, Cricket in the Eighties
Monday 12 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Music Journalist, David Hepworth will Discuss and Sign his Book, Nothing is Real, The Beatles Were Underrated and Other Sweeping Statements About Pop
Wednesday 14 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Editor, Kate Macdonald will Discuss The Conscientious Objector’s Wife , A 100-Year Old Love Story in a WW1 Prison
Thursday 15 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Biographer and Sunday Times Journalist Philip Norman will Discuss and Sign his Book, Slowhand, The Life and Music of Eric Clapton
Monday 19 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Bestselling Novelist, Joanne M. Harris will Discuss and Sign her New Novel, The Blue Salt Road
Wednesday 21 November 2018 - 7:30

Dr Who Script Writer and Novelist, Ben Aaronovitch will Discuss and Sign his Novel in the River of London Series, Lies Sleeping
Monday 26 November 2018 - 7:30

Past Events

Ex-England captain and psychoanalyst Mike Brearley will Discuss and Sign his Book, On Cricket
Friday 19 October 2018 - 7:30 pm

Author, Geographer and Cartographic Expert, Nick Crane will Discuss and Sign his Book, You Are Here, A Brief Guide to the World
Thursday 18 October 2018 - 7:30 pm

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Where is David's Bookshop?

David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

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If you are looking for a specific book that you have been unable to find, please contact David's Bookshops and we will try and source it for you.

Contact Information

David's Bookshop

01462 684631

David's Music

01462 475900

School Orders

01462 475924

Email

info@davids-bookshops.co.uk

Opening Times

David's Bookshop

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Sat 8am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

David's Music

Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Sat 9am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

David's Cafe

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4pm
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