The Most Beautiful Villages of Brittany
by James Bentley
Photographs by Hugh Palmer
Thames & Hudson, 1999, [First Edition], ISBN 0500019355, full-colour photographs throughout, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, spine weakening at end-papers, reinforced with tape, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with rubbing, creasing, chipping and small tears, repaired in a couple of places (see photographs)
'A visual and verbal account of 31 villages and islands in one of Europe's most popular tourist spots. The villages are drawn from the four departments of modern-day Brittany: Finistere, Morbihan, Ille-et-Vilaine and Cotes-d'Armor. Brittany is very distinct from the rest of France. It is a place of dramatic contrasts - a jagged coastline, fertile plains and wild moorland. Its people and culture are Celtic; legend has it that King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table gathered in the Forest of Paimpont, and that Merlin is buried close by. Centuries of religious piety are enshrined in Breton architecture. Brittany's vigorous and varied village life and architecture are captured here in James Bentley's commentaries and Hugh Palmer's evocative photographs.'