Frontier Country

Frontier Country

by Jon Harris, Brian Mooney


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Essex is a county of contrasts and surprises, far removed from the jokes and clichés surrounding it. Journalist Brian Mooney and artist Jon Harris set out to celebrate its people, history, architecture and geography by walking every inch of its boundaries. Whether tramping up the Maplin Sands, stumbling across an old soldier living wild in the woods, or visiting a chapel on a lonely seawall, their story is brimming with unexpected encounters and colourful surprises. Starting in Waltham Abbey, their walk takes them down the old Essex border into London, along the Thames to the marshes, rivers and creeks of the eastern seaboard and then follows the Suffolk borders to the edges of Cambridge and Hertfordshire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781854182142
Publisher: Thorogood
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Jon Harris is a leading authority on landscape, townscape and conservation, and a well known Cambridgeshire artist. The Fitzwilliam Museum held a retrospective exhibition of his work in 1997.

Brian Mooney is a prize-winning international journalist and author of three books. He worked for Reuters for 30 years, covering events in more than 50 countries. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and awarded an American Press Club Award for his work in Poland during the Solidarity Revolution. In recent years he has worked in high-profile international PR assignments in Russia, Bangladesh and India. He has published: Breaking News (Wiley), a business book about the near-collapse of Reuters; Frontier Country (Thorogood), a light-hearted account of a walk around the borders of Essex; A Long Way for a Pizza and Shaping History (Arcturus), a study of great leaders.

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