Come along to hear Gillian celebrate the many and varied charms of our county. Excellent Essex draws upon her personal experience of the county, which she has known all her life. Containing a diverse collection of anecdotes, observations and historical facts and an appreciation of architecture and landscapes, it threads together people and places, old and new, offering an enthusiastic, upbeat, reappraisal of ‘England’s most misunderstood county.’
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gillian Darley is a writer and broadcaster. A widely published author on architecture and landscape, she has written biographies of Octavia Hill, John Evelyn and John Soane. Her first and perhaps best known title was Villages of Vision, a study of planned settlements and utopian communities.
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