Heaven Upon Earth

Heaven Upon Earth

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Following the discovery of a treasure trove of original photographs by the late John Tarlton, Tom Quinn has collated the collection into a fascinating and nostalgic tour of the British countryside during the first half of the last century. These previously unpublished photographs are fantastic full page black and white images, capturing the peace and tranquility of country life and chronicle the lives of the rural community at that time. 

Journalist and expert on the history of the countryside, Tom Quinn has written books on everything from fishing, eccentrics and antique collecting, to early aviation and the First World War. He has recently written a book about the children's author and illustrator Denys Watkins Pitchford (better known as BB) and is currently researching a book on eighteenth century follies. A keen gardener, walker and fisherman, the author was deputy editor of Shooting Times and Country magazine, editor of The Countryman and has contributed to a number of magazines and newspapers including Trout and Salmon, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph and The Times.


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Sub Heading The Countryside Remembered
ISBN 9781904057673
Author Tom Quinn
Binding Hardback
Extent 240 X 220 mm 136 pages
Illustrations Black & white photographs throughout
Ebook No

'The static beauty of these images is made all the more poignant for their depicting a world in a state of flux.' Shooting Times

'Along with the detailed descriptive text from Tom Quinn, the pictures capture the peace and tranquillity of country life and chronicle the lives of the rural community at that time.' Best of British

'A splendid and moving reminder of rural England's lost era.' This England

'It is a rich, detailed and accurate account of the countryside as it really was.' Country Landowner

'A treasure house of a book. Tom Quinn has written an erudite commentary that matches the scope of the photography.' Countryman

'The finest collection of black and white photographs of the English countryside ever taken.' Shooting & Conservation

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