A guidebook for curious travellers

by Christopher Knowles

Copyright © Christopher Knowles 2013

The Author asserts the moral right to be identified as

the author of this work. All text, and photographs

were created by the author unless otherwise stated.

ISBN 978-0-9569801-1-3

Steppe Publishing, PO Box 1171

Cheltenham, GL50 9TL, England

The Cotswolds – not just a pretty place

By Christopher Knowles

Published by Steppe Publishing

Copyright 2013 Christopher Knowles

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This Book

This book does not try to be all things to all people. It is not a compendium but an insight into a region that suffers from a reputation for prettiness, as if it were born quaint. Its undeniable beauty is not the creation of marketing departments but the product of the centuries – a cycle of prosperity, decline, poverty, and revival. That it has become associated only with a twee version of Englishness is regrettable and reflects badly on our curiosity and on our sense of history.

The fact is that the Cotswolds are beautiful. They have a unique harmony the essence of which is a natural landscape shaped and, usually, enhanced by man. This guidebook tries to give the information that explains how that came about.

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