The project of surveying Gloucestershire at first seemed to be almost too big to handle, indeed it involved multiple journeys crisscrossing the county. But I think the result reveals the great range of individual character in its many towns and villages: compare traditional Cotswold centers such as Great Barrington and Upper Slaughter in the north east with the intensely industrialized districts of Yate and Filton above Bristol, or the freshness of the Vale of Berkeley bordering the Severn Estuary. To the west the ancient Forest of Dean preserves its own mysterious aura. Gloucestershire is truly impressive and I longed to delve further into its history. I hope that the guide opens possibilities for your own exploration of the area.
England, guidebook, audiobook -----
Whether you are moving house or on holiday, this guide will help you. As each town and village is explored the following are noted and telephone number given where appropriate: rail station, post office, shops in or near, bus, road status, festivals, parks, hospitality, ramblers associations, and industry. Lots of fun details often inserted usefully.
As someone who has never been to England but has read much fiction and cosy mysteries located in the Cotswolds, I totally loved this guide and wish that something similar was available for areas where I live.
Sangita Chauhan has just the right delivery for her narration.