A Tour in Search of Chalk Through Parts of South Wiltshire in 1807 written in a series of letters – by A Pedestrian. Paperback (rrp £7.95). New/unread. This book is an adventure story. It is presented in a format that was very common to the bookshelves of two centuries ago; a tour recounted in a series of letters and published anonymously. This is an authentic attempt to recreate this genre and illuminate a period of our history when archaeology was in its infancy and walking, or pedestrianism, simply meant that you had insufficient funds to travel properly. South Wiltshire and its characters form the backdrop for young Londoner Henry Chalk on his first pedestrian adventure and as he puts pen to paper his travails are recounted and his own story unfolds. Includes Stonehenge, Fonthill Abbey and Stourhead.
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