Vagabond Pilgrimage, Being the Record of a Journey from East Anglia to the West of England, by Frederick Cowles.
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An evocative journey across England in the shadow of World War Two, rich in historical detail and illustrated with original photographs.
This is an autobiographical travel book, in which the author tells of adventures and encounters on a haphazard journey from East Anglia, through Kent and the southern counties, to the Malvern Hills in the west.
Through him, we meet the wandering gypsies, circus performers, barnstormers, hawkers and racecourse tipsters - in fact, all the gay and motley company of the open road, with whom the author finds a happy comradeship.
Includes a wealth of historic and archaeological information, a host of fascinating and half-forgotten country lore, and plenty of humour.
The author is equally at home in writing of the charm of a cathedral city, the hubbub of an important industrial centre or the peace of a remote village.
This is a first edition, published in 1949. The book is in good condition.