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Book Review: Images of Nature by Adrian Munsey

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Adrian Munsey

Images of Nature is a brand new book which takes you on a journey through Britain’s inspirational landscapes. It’s a collection of beautiful photographs amassed over time by the multi-talented Adrian Munsey, who is a media entrepreneur, producer of hit albums for the singing group Blake, and a distinguished classical composer.

Adrian’s first volume of photographs is wonderful. There are striking black and white pictures concentrating on varying textures of rocks, flowing water and vegetation. Many of the polychrome photos were taken in the soft light that seems to fall only on British landscapes. My two favorites are the atmospheric shot of Argyll Lake in Scotland, suffused with a violet light, and a magical shot of the end of a rainbow in Borrowdale in the Lake District.

Images of Nature has gazetteers at the end of each section, explaining the significance of chosen places and historic sites. The main text is enriched with poetry taken from lesser-known Celtic poets and household names such as T.S. Eliot and Wordsworth. The book’s journey progresses from what remains of prehistoric Britain to the twentieth century. It is packed with information, history and thought which add extra dimensions to the photography.

This is a book for Anglophiles and ex-pats everywhere, and an ideal gift for anyone interested in British landscapes, scenery, historic buildings and iconic gardens.

You can also download via Amazon a musical theme inspired by Images of Nature.

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Margaret Holder has been writing about the Royal Family in newspapers and magazines for thirty years. She also broadcasts frequently on the BBC, both radio and television. She reckons she has now written more royal documentaries than anyone else in the world. Some are still being shown on channels in…

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