Brewer’s Britain & Ireland Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005


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Brewer’s Britain & Ireland

The History, Culture, Folklore and Etymology of 7500 Places in These Islands. Reference book about place-names and the historical associations of the places they designate. Lying part-way between the traditional gazetteer and a traveller’s ‘armchair companion’, it takes the reader on an informative and fascinating ‘heritage tour’ of thousands of places and place-names in every part of the islands of Britain and Ireland. Brewer’s Britain and Ireland is a ‘phrase and fable gazetteer’, gathering together in one A-Z volume the linguistic, historical, folkloric and literary associations behind thousands of locations in the British Isles, both celebrated and less well-known, from Ashby-de-le-Zouch to Blubberhouses, and from Wigton to Wetwang.


  • Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London; 2005
  • Red Cloth Hardback, 1267 pp
  • Size 240 x 180mm, 2.2kg
  • ISBN 0 304 35385 X

Condition: Fine – Superb Unmarked Copies

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Weight 2.2 kg


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