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Brabbs, Derry

Works: 46 works in 168 publications in 2 languages and 6,693 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Pictorial works  History  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Composer, Illustrator, Other
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Most widely held works about Derry Brabbs
Most widely held works by Derry Brabbs
James Herriot's Yorkshire by James Herriot( Book )

20 editions published between 1930 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the villages, towns, and countryside of the Yorkshire area of England
English country churches by Derry Brabbs( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are few sights more evocative of England than a small village whose golden stone cottages are dwarfed by an embattled tower, or a great sweep of landscape from which an elegant spire soars above trees and meadows. The industry and scale of medieval church-building represents an astonishing achievement. At the time of the Reformation there were some 46,000 English country churches, in addition to thousands of monastic churches, cathedrals, chapels and chantries, all raised over a few centuries by a population that numbered little more than the present population of New Zealand. About half still stand, more or less as they were first built. The symbols of religion in England, despite a change in creed, have remained unaltered since Saxon times. You can be married at a chancel step where generation after generation were married before, Chris and your baby in a Norman font, sit in the box. You where a squire sat centuries ago and hear the same words that he heard, read from the same lectern, often from the same Bible. Gazing up words at a great arch or clerestory or hammer-beam roof you may imagine the skill and daring of the medieval masons and carpenters who made it. This book is a celebration of English churches, which despite their basic arrangement of tower, knave, aisles and chancel are so varied in their architecture, regional styles, structural materials, personalities and settings that they present an endless feast, each one combining familiarity with surprise and pleasure. Derry Brabbs has grouped his collection of churches into five sections: early churches, regional styles and materials, estate and Abby churches, tiny or isolated churches and picturesque churches. It is a personal selection of just a few of the many thousands of delightful and historic buildings that adorn the varying landscapes of rural England. - Jacket flap
English country pubs by Derry Brabbs( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wainwright in Scotland by Alfred Wainwright( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanies the BBC television series that describes the Highlands with photographs and text
England's heritage by Derry Brabbs( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"England's rich, often turbulent history has left a powerful legacy in its buildings and monuments, pageantry and landscape. This new, imaginative exploration of our heritage shows how it can speak of major events and everyday life, gentle evolution and dramatic change. Drawing upon both famous and lesser-known locations, the book celebrates the key themes that have shaped England's fortunes - invasion and conquest, education and religious belief, travel and trade."--BOOK JACKET
Fellwalking with Wainwright : 18 of the author's favourite walks in Lakeland by Alfred Wainwright( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wynford Vaughan-Thomas's Wales by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Herriot's Yorkshire revisited by James Herriot( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abbeys and monasteries by Derry Brabbs( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hadrian's Wall by Derry Brabbs( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hadrian's Wall extended for some 120 kilometers across the Tyne-Solway isthmus, and was built on the orders of the Emperor Hadrian in c. AD 122 to be a permanent, fixed frontier to mark the northern boundary of the Roman province of Britannia. Designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it now forms the basis of a National Trail long-distance footpath." "The Wall was just one component of a complex military zone which also comprised turrets, milecastles, earthworks, roads and supporting forts. Housesteads, Chesters and Birdoswald were three such garrisons: their ruined sites, now in the care of English Heritage, have been transformed into major visitor centres with museums and other educational resources."--BOOK JACKET
The roads to Santiago : the medieval pilgrim routes through France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela by Derry Brabbs( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brabbs traces the four main routes within France leading to Santiago de Compostella, the third most important pilgrimage destination for medieval travelers. His photographs of the journeys are breathtaking, showing the tiny towns and grand cathedrals where the pilgrims took, and still take, shelter. In many towns of France and Spain the scallop symbol of St. James can still be found at wayside inns and hostels. Brabbs has written an informative and lively text to accompany his photos. This not only gives the background of the pilgrimage sites and the purpose behind the journey, but also describes the personal reactions of one who followed the same path as thousands over the centuries. Today there are more than religious reasons for making a pilgrimage to Compostella, but, as Brabbs shows so beautifully, anyone who follows the old roads there cannot avoid being affected by the journey
Wainwright's coast to coast walk by Alfred Wainwright( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wainwright walks by Julia Bradbury( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The much-loved fellwalker Alfred Wainwright created one of the truly great walking challenges - to walk across the whole of England. The Coast to Coast route was AW's last great venture and has become his greatest legacy to long distance walkers - a beautifully simple proposition, linking three national parks that lie between the Irish and the North Sea - The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and The North Yorks Moors National Parks. Accompanying the BBC television series, this book follows Julia Bradbury as she re-traces Wainwright's grand traverse. The book collects together all six stages of the walk from the TV series, with Julia's commentary on her experience of the walk accompanied by stills, evocative landscape photography, and AW's celebrated line drawings. Julia crosses this changing landscape in sun, wind and rain, learns something of its history and meets the people that make up almost 200 miles of northern England's most glorious countryside."--Publisher's description
Dickie Bird's Britain by Dickie Bird( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With humour and affection Dickie Bird travels around Britain and details what he loves best about it. Some of those Dickie meets on his travels are celebrities and some are ordinary, but very special folk, from Sir Steve Redgrave to the proprietor of his favourite Pennine transport cafe
Landmark : cottages, castles, and curiosities of Britain in the care of the Landmark Trust by Derry Brabbs( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wainwright in the valleys of Lakeland by Alfred Wainwright( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wainwright on the Lakeland mountain passes by Alfred Wainwright( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of the Thames by Alan Jenkins( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living the past by Val Horsler( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coast to coast with Wainwright by Alfred Wainwright( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new edition of the classic photographic book containing the walk A. Wainwright devised in 1973, covering rights of way and areas of open access between the Irish sea and the North Sea. The route passes through three National Parks: the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, all areas of outstanding beauty. Providing a wide and varied range of scenery with changing landscapes over a distance of 190 miles, it is one of the most challenging of long-distance walks
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James Herriot's Yorkshire
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English country churchesEnglish country pubsWainwright in ScotlandEngland's heritageFellwalking with Wainwright : 18 of the author's favourite walks in LakelandJames Herriot's Yorkshire revisitedAbbeys and monasteriesHadrian's Wall