Peter Haggett


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The QUANTOCKS are a quiet corner of Somerset’s countryside with many claims to fame.  Blessed with heather-clad hills, deep wooded combes, and flanking villages with fine medieval churches, it was the first area in England to be given Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) status. Crucible for the Coleridge-Wordsworth friendship in the 18C, refuge for scientists and sinners in the 19C, today it has a rich legacy of fine country houses and landscaped gardens.  This new biography captures its fascinating past and its challenging present.


PETER HAGGETT was born, bred and schooled in Somerset.  A former Cambridge don and Bristol University professor, he has returned to his roots to write this affectionate tribute to this gentle, unpretentious region.  To do so, he has teamed up with his daughter to richly illustrate the text with over 130 photographs.


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The Quantocks

Biography of An English Region


Biography of An English Region



Photographs by Jackie Haggett


240mm(height) x 170mm (width)

240 pages (i-xii + 212 text pages + 16 pages of colour photos), 109 text figures + 16 colour plates (236 images in all)


Published by the author at The Point Walter Press, 5 Tun Bridge Close, Chew Magna, NE Somerset, England BS40 8SU

01275 332780


ISBN: 978-0-9573352-0-2


Price of publication £20 (including free postage and packing in the UK). Any profits on sales of the book will be donated to a leading Quantock conservation charity, The Friends of Quantock.


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