The Land of the White Horse: Visions of England by David Miles - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780500519936
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Published: Thames & Hudson - November 5th, 2019

This is the perfect book for armchair traveling. It is a treasure trove of knowledge. Miles, Director of the Oxford Archaeology unit, is also a great storyteller and naturalist. The White Horse is a 3000-year-old sculpture cut into a chalk turf hillside. The novel begins as a mystery set in the mystical English landscape of Wessex with mythic figures of dragons, Celts, Anglo-Saxons, and even Alfred the Great. Spanning centuries, the figure of the White Horse has maintained a hold on man's imagination, needing care and conservation. In this book, Miles tells the stories of how and why the Horse has persevered. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan

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