Publication Date: Out now!!!
Formats: Hardback & Ebook
Price: Hb £20.00/ Ebook £9.99
I would like to take this moment to say Thank you and goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II who died yesterday, my thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family, she has been the rock throughout all my life and now it’s an end of an era and the beginning of a new one. I would like to say thank you to Anne Cater (Random Things Tours) for inviting me onto this charming and cozy book’s tour. I would also like to say a huge thank you to Cassell for allowing me to read and review a physical copy of this fascinating book. I would also like to say a huge thank you to the author, Nigel Richardson for sharing his love and passion for old things (or bits of junk from the ground) and how these little bits of history can help bring the past back to life in a snapshot of time. Intrigued? Let’s head over to the blurb and find out a bit more.
Each new field is hope, each old one reality.
There are things below the surface that pull people together in a shared love of history, landscape and the hope that this time, something incredible will be unearthed.
When a travel writer is stuck on home soil in the middle of a pandemic he tried his hand at metal detecting – and is instantly addicted. This all-consuming hobby takes around the country, back through history and deep into the psyches (his own included) of those hooked on ‘happy bleeps’.
I know that we are going through a historic, and saddening end of the second Elizabethan age and that all our thoughts and feelings are on the memories of our late Queen who rules longer than any monarch. But if you can there is a lovely, charming and intriguing book which I think is perfect for this time, it will comfort you and make you chuckle and for a little while make you realise that though it will be odd for a bit we will find ourselves getting back into a rhythm again.
I found this book absolutely entertaining and joyful, also incredibly funny as we observe the author constantly coming up with nothing until he finds his own goal, that of finding a coin. There’s also the delicate matter of archaeologists vs metal detectorists where there’s a highly contentious issue of placement of finds and how hard it is for amateurs to understand the process of what happens if you do find a hoard or something of historical value? This book does give out information to anyone who’s interested and who’s just begun to dive into this addictive hobby.
I also loved the connection of place ( as in the landscape) to the finds and also the historical context too. This is a gem of a book for little information that you otherwise wouldn’t have know was in your garden or even out in the countryside.
If you love history, and the connection of the landscape this is one book you need to read right now.
Ratings: 5 🌟 with a large ☕️ and a large 🍰
Nigel Richardson is a British journalist and author of five previous books who has worked at the top level for more than 25 years (13 of them on the staff of the Daily Telegraph in London). He writes about history, archaeology, landscapes, culture and wildlife conservation and has won numerous awards and commendations (UK Travel Journalist of the Year, Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week, BBC Radio 4 Pick of the Week etc). Previous books include the travelogues Breakfast in Brighton: Adventures on the Edge of Britain and (with the actor Richard Wilson) Britain’s Best Drives: Journeys Back to the Golden Age of Motoring.
I hope you have enjoyed this wonderful journey into local and National historical past. If you are wanting a copy for yourself you can find this in Waterstones, any independent store and of course on Amazon. I will leave you now to say Happy Reading and see you all soon!!!
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Thanks for the blog tour suppport x
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