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gem of a book
It may also be ordered through Amazon UK .
You may find it on the shelves of some shops - usually larger
bookshops with good travel sections, such as Waterstone's, Dillon's, Borders,
are magnificent and architecture astonishing. Excellent museums cover everything
from fishing to fine art, and a branch of the Louvre is due to open in Lens
in 2009. Belfries and carnival giants join
guidebook covers an
undervalued area just 22
worked as a sub-editor for magazines, ranging from The Field to the Orient-Express,
written on French-related topics for Blue Riband, France, and
Brittany Ferries' Voyage magazines, and have produced extensive
UK-wide coming-events guides for Country Living (of which I was for
eight years Contributing Events Editor) and for The Illustrated London
What to do and see within 90 minutes of
Planning your trip: When to go, How to get there, Where to stay.
Useful information: Accessibility, Beaches, Bird-watching, Boating, Children, Church-going, Cycling, Electricity, Entertainment, Fishing, Gardens, Golf, Hotels B&Bs and restaurants, Internet, Maps, Markets, Medical treatment, Money, Motoring, Pets, Public holidays, Public transport, Riding, Safety, Security, Shopping, Swimming-pools, Telephoning, Tennis, Tipping, Walking, Weather, Wildlife.
Food and Drink of the North
A Little French History
Pick of the North: My 80 favourite places.
Area 1. Dunkerque, Cassel
and French Flanders
Calais, Boulogne, St-Omer and World War II
Area 3. Le
Touquet, Montreuil, Hesdin and The Seven Valleys
Amiens, Crécy and the wildlife of the Somme Bay
Arras, Albert and the Somme battlefields
Lens, Béthune, Battles of the Artois, and the mining basin
176 pages (of which 16 in colour), with
more than 100 photographs; numerous maps and town plans.
edition published 2007
The book is available :
ELSEWHERE: may be ordered through any UK and Ireland bookshop; and is often on the shelves at branches of Waterstone's, Dillon's, Ottakar's etc. (It’s not very likely to be on the shelves of WH Smith’s; they tend to stock more general books on each country.)
French stockists as at February 2008:
In the area:
And outside the area covered by the book it can be found
Farther afield still, it’s also on sale at: