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Sir John Betjeman"s guide to English parish churches

John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman"s guide to English parish churches

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Published by Arper Collins in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Churches -- England -- Guidebooks.,
  • Anglican church buildings -- England -- Guidebooks.,
  • Church architecture -- England -- Guidebooks.,
  • England -- Guidebooks.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesGuide to English parish churches.
    StatementSir John Betjeman ; revised and updated by Nigel Kerr ; with a foreword by Henry Thorold.
    ContributionsKerr, Nigel.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA660 .B43 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 764 p. [48] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages764
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15114765M
    ISBN 100002177277

    Short biography of John Betjeman John Betjeman – became the most popular British poet of his age. He received countless awards and yet poetry critics have often struggled to characterize and criticize his poetry which evokes a variety of responses. Brought up in Highgate Junior School in London, he was briefly taught by .


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Betjeman's life embodied the Protestant heterogeneity that infuses his writings. Though he was confirmed in the Anglo-Catholic tradition at Oxford's Pusey House and spent the vast majority of his adulthood as a committed and practicing "high church" Anglican, he was attracted to the obscurity of Nonconformity as well as to its spirit of independence and rebellion.

John Piper (Penguin Books, ), p. It was through looking at churches that I came to believe in the reason churches were built. The Best of Betjeman, John Guest, Penguin Modern Classics, Written in (Blisland) History must not be written with bias, and both sides must be given, even if there is only one side.

First and Last. Sir John Betjeman was born on August 28th,near Highgate, London. He was the son of a prosperous silverware maker of Dutch descent. His parents, Mabel (née Dawson) and Ernest Betjemann, had a family firm at 34–42 Pentonville Road which manufactured the kind of ornamental household furniture and gadgets distinctive to Victorians.

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His gift for comic writing, his dazzling technical abilities and his combination of eccentricity and Englishness.I was born in London and so were my parents. I have lived in London most of my life. I was born in I am a poet and prose-writer, particularly on English architecture and topography.

I founded and for many years edited the Shell Guides. I edited Collins’ Guide to English Parish Churches.